top tip from someone who probably shouldn’t be giving out top tips:
length is cool and all but in terms of action, it kind of removes a lot of speed and pacing. okay great you’ve written 8 paragraphs about whats happening and what youre doing and that’s cool and all but considering that this is meant to be a two person thing, how much can you write before it becomes a monologue on your characters actions and thoughts?
especially if you then want your partner to respond in kind. for the rest of the rp.
for example: a group of zombies appear!
option one: describe the zombies in horrific detail and write about 4 paragraphs of filler and then do all the action in a few paragraphs and then write about the aftermath.
okay great, but where does your partner come into this?
option two: write a shorter response describing the zombies and maybe how you take out a few, leaving enough for your partner to actually respond to instead of watching you do all the action.
idk man this is just opinion. it just feels to me that longer replies constrict the amount of interaction between characters in action-based sitations, but whatever, do your thing. it’s only a hobby after all.