Help me get over anxiety about reading descriptive writing
April 27, 2012 3:41 PM Subscribe
Does anyone have trouble with/feel intimidated by physical descriptions of unfamiliar landscapes (natural/urban/etc.), settings, costumes, etc. in books? I get bogged down by being unable to get a clear picture of what's going on that it's kept me from reading George R. R. Martin, Tolkien, Dickens (and come to think about it, a lot of books, like the beginning of For Whom The Bell Tolls
most recently). Did you get over it? Any suggestions?
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