How to Bring Your Writing to Life With the Telling Detail – by K.M. Weiland…

on Helping Writers become Authors:

In fiction, authors aren’t always able to sketch every detail of a character’s actions, feelings, appearance, and surroundings. Particularly in the current trend of minimalistic descriptions, we’re lucky to get away with even two paragraphs of description.

This can present quite a problem for authors who want to paint a vivid picture in their readers’ imagination, but don’t want to bore them with excess information.

The solution is a deft use of the “telling detail.”

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