Details Make or Break Your Writing

“Do you have any questions for me?”

I’d just sat through a paid critique of my work.  For the most part, the news had been good although there were things I needed to work on but she hadn’t addressed the one thing that I had been wondering about my own work.  “Do I include enough setting detail?”

“Yes, but not by much.  It wouldn’t hurt to add more.”

As a result, I’ve been trying weave in a bit more detail as I write.  What does this look like?  Would anyone notice a particular scent?  What sounds would work their way through all the hubbub?

But I also learned a lesson in my reading — be careful to use only accurate details.   See my Muffin blog post to find out more.