Writers are often advised to fill their scenes with rich detail—to show, not tell.
However, if taken too far, you can clutter or bloat your story with too much irrelevant description. If you provide scene upon scene of character downtime, each conversation word for word, and every beat of inconsequential action, this can be exhausting or boring for the reader.
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- How to Identify and Remove Trivial Detail From Your Stories http://ow.ly/m4PsQ via @JaneFriedman
- Notes From Tabor Lane: Today's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts http://ow.ly/m4N6I
- A Clearer Understanding of ‘Concept’ http://ow.ly/m4OwX via @storyfix
- 7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know You Could Do with Facebook http://ow.ly/m4Ph8
- Starting With Subplot http://ow.ly/m4PjJ
- A Deep POV Refresher Course with Elisabeth Staab http://ow.ly/m4Poo
- Explore Your Characters: Be Surprised http://ow.ly/m4PCK via Fiction Notes
- “Content” Isn’t a Buzzword, It’s the Future of Your Business http://ow.ly/m4PF via @copyblogger
- Where the Rubber Meets the Road http://ow.ly/m4PHy via @RachelleGardner
- Find it Yourself: Finding DIY Authors http://ow.ly/m4PNk
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Happy writing & running, Kathy
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