It’s in the Details

The Details Give Life

Readers make the best connections with our characters and our prose or poetry

through our use of the right details.

What are the right details? I wish I could say that only the author knows,

but we all need help sometimes.

Images painted on the page using straightforward language make the most

sense to the most readers.

If you find yourself particularly attracted to a line, sentence, or phrase of

your own writing you’ve probably over done it.

We don’t want to take readers out of the moment, away from the detail that’s helping

make those connections. We want to give them

just enough to make it real.

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