Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Tuesday's Writer's Tip - The Right Details #MFRWAuthor #BWLAuthor #Details #am writing

When the story starts, often the details are over-looked to get the story down. The characters, their dreams, their motives and their backstory all come into play. What about the details?

Where does one find the details and how does one choose the right ones? This is a matter of the writer's choice but sometimes these details are played again and again until the reader doesn't care. The details important to a story can be found in the descriptive passages. Where does the character live, work or play? What does the character look like in a physical way or even in an emotional way?
This is where detail comes in.

When you know your character, you can select the details important to them. These details are often based on where they live and their kind of work. Connecting a detail to a character is important. Mary is a morose person. She will see the clouds in the bright blue sky. Polly is a happy person. Her details of a scene, a place or a person will be different from Mary's impressions. So connect the detail you decide to use in your story and show them through a character or characters eyes.

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