Detail makes the difference between boring and terrific writing. It’s the difference between a pencil sketch and a lush oil painting. As a writer, words are your paint. Use all the colors.
Randomly pick up a book and read a few paragraphs...do you want to continue? Now look at your writing have you added the details that will engage the reader or is it flat? Today, work on adding the details to an existing piece of work, often on my poetry board a fellow poet will say why don't you give me some more information. An apple is more interesting when it's a Macoun or a Lady Sweet. Say so. Fill in the blanks not to do all the work for the reader but to engage their senses and keep them reading.Use all the colors. Now get back to work!
The Writing Nag
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