Wisdom Of Writers: The Power Of Details

Do you try to write as detailed as possible or do you prefer letting your readers imagine the details? Either way, it has a huge impact over your… impact. If you think about it and you look around, the beauty is in details, don’t you think?

Anton Chekhov has a great way of showing the power of details:

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“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”


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12 comments

  1. Depends. It is neither good to be too vague nor too in your face. Nothing worse than a microscopic view of a telescopic realm. (Also a good album if you like heavy metal 😉 than maybe a realm with no boundaries.

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    • Interesting! I guess it’s all about the situation. Sometimes details are required whereas sometimes they are not and the reader’s mind should be the one filling up “the gaps”. Thank you very much for reading! ❤

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  2. It is a hard one, because I like to provide detail but at the same time I don’t want to waffle on to much because often readers are less likely to want to read a very long post. I suppose it is about finding the right balance.

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  3. It’s an interesting conundrum and a fun one to come to a conclusion about. I like to just let myself write whatever it is I’m picturing however long it may be, then go back and find everything that repeats itself, everything that distracts me from what the character is feeling and seeing or just makes me want to get to the next part and winnow down. Great quote!

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