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title: “Specific Detail”

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date: 28-08-2022

last_modified_at: 2023-12-08 12:09

rose, it is enhanced by the use of specific detail. So instead of a ‘water in a glass’ you can say ‘the pint glass was half full of brackish water’ and it makes a much more vivid image in the reader’s mind. It helps enhance the concrete of the image. It also helps you Show Dont Tell.

However, it is possible to get too lost in the detail. It’s a balance, as you can end up describing too much. You have to select which details are relevant. It’s better to select a handful of vivid, relevant details than to waffle too much. A good way of focusing on this is to focus on The Five Senses.

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