Sprinkling details into in your writing is like spending your hard-earned income. Let go with caution.
Accomplished author, Cynthia Newberry Martin, reminds us that “details need to do double duty.” Her short post is worth a read.
Details bring a story to life, but before dropping them onto the ask yourself, “Why this detail? Why should the reader be concerned about this?”
Irrelevant details are distracting, even ostentatious. Make your details relevant to your story’s plot and/or theme.