Details: Description that’s important to all writers of all genres. Details move the story, creating pictures with words.
I often skip the details when writing. No, not all of them but many. It’s not on purpose, just out of habit, and then I have to go back and insert where needed.
And when reading, I’m known to skip over description just to get to the story.
That’s what’s important. The story: the who’s who and what’s what. If the details enhance it, that’s good. But I can’t take the overpowering description dripping from pages knowing in my heart it blinds me to the interesting stuff. Remember what I’ve said: I have NADD (Novel Attention Deficit Disorder)
But some readers/writers like the details, enjoy those little things. That’s cool. To each, his (or her) own.
Don’t get me wrong…
Detail is important. Too little and the picture isn’t complete. Too much and you have a snoozer. Balance is key. I’m learning that. A hard lesson but one I’ll let sink in deep.