Craft of Writing: Let the Reader’s Imagination Do the Heavy Lifting

Love this perspective. There are so many writing styles and voices that can speak to readers. This is a solid, simple example of how writing includes at least two parties to create a story: the writer AND the reader.

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This is the kind of flowery I can get behind. (Flowery Piano by Andreas (CC BY-SA 2.0) This is the kind of flowery we can get behind. Flowery Piano by Andreas(CC BY-SA 2.0)

In storytelling, description and detail translate what’s in your imagination into scenes and images in the reader’s mind. Can bloated description detract from your work, fill your reader’s brain with too much information, and distract them from the story? The answer is yes. In today’s post we’ll look at how to know when enough is enough.

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2 thoughts on “Craft of Writing: Let the Reader’s Imagination Do the Heavy Lifting

  1. Peggy Schnurr says:

    Since every one of your blogs leaves me thinking about my own take on the subject you’ve written on (sometimes for the rest of the day and part of the next), I’d say you’re doing a d–m good job at involving the reader in your colorful writing.

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