Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The trick is finding the right balance of detail so we engage our readers rather than bore them. We need to include details that say something about our characters, details that include sensory cues such as sound, smell, taste, touch as well as sight.
Find the distinct details—the details that add atmosphere, tone, voice. The rest the reader can fill in.
What are some details you like to include in your descriptions?
Note: This post is part of the A-Z Challenge. I will be posting Monday-Saturday during April corresponding to the letters of the alphabet.