Friday, July 29, 2016

Adding Detail

Adding detail to your project is a good idea once you finish your manuscript And reading back over your work chapter by chapter. Go back over your work as a reader instead of the writer if you are able to paint yourself a visual of what you wrote by the things you read did you have done a great job putting things in perspective. Oftentimes whilel going back over my work I found the need to be a little bit more detailed about people places and things especially places. Places are my favorite part of the story go back over and remix I like to give the reader a feel as if they were there at the present moment in time. Even places I've never been before I like to do research on the demographics of that particular area. I like to install real landmarks, places that a reader that was really from there could relate to or recognize. Adding detail can be another form of character development but instead as you revise what you have written you want to emphasize not only on the characters, but places too being very descriptive. I would not recommend going back over your work adding a whole bunch of stuff to it just to add to the length of your story but rather to come back and specific details that will help your reader understand, comprehend, and assume a little bit better who, what, when, and where. Being descriptive with your writing sometimes can be challenging for beginning authors, so here here's two things that you might want to remember. 1 is don't overdo it, I know you might have spent a bunch of time rounding everything out to be just the way you want it but just because you have a variety of things running through your mind doesn't mean that they will fit right into your story. Pick and choose the best, by process of elimination, you don't want to confuse the reader so try and keep it short and simple. The second thing you don't want to do while adding detail is giving the reader all the information at once. You want to keep your reader engaged, but if you crammed every single detail All into one page, you're bound to confuse the reader with all of the details or lose their attention towards your focus all together. What you want to do it use your details to add to the Mood, and try to visualize what you wrote from the readers point of view. Setting the mood in your story can help deepen the feelings of the reader. The best way to set the mood in your writing is my straight up using your imagination. Once you've painted a clear picture, write down the details, and then edit those details to create the mood you are looking for. Although I suggest using your imagination, you still want to create a world that is believable, yet fascinating. Creating something of this caliber we'll invite the reader to come along on the journey with your stories characters. Even the smallest details that you add to your story can help a setting come alive to the reader. As you start to get further along in your writing learn to use all of your senses when you describe something in your story. Draw in your readers by telling them what you can see, hear, smell, taste, touch, and how it makes you feel. There are a lot of words that might seem like they are the best to use, but don't always add meaning to your story. Make sure you don't leave the reader guessing and try to be specific as possible. Use details that are relevant to your story, details that can be useful to the reader. Make sure that all the relevant details and most important come out early in the story, don't surprise the reader in the climax with your fluorescent imagination. I repeat, what you do not want to do is, get so caught up explaining things from a character's past that motivates the character in the present to the point where the actual plot slows down, stops or gets lost altogether. You want to use detail for the sole purpose of bringing to life the vision on the Forefront of the cause and effect of your story. More importantly remember that not everything needs to be explained to your reader, in many cases piece of information that you know about your character, but that doesn't mean you have to share that with your reader. The best writers know how to tame the reader and keep their story with suspense as we string the reader along on a need to know basis. Even if you as the writer know for a fact good things directly influencing the character today, consider whether knowing why is important enough to stop the forward of the narrative to explain.

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