Writing Short Stories with Vivid Details

Find Your Creative Muse

“When writing short fiction, you want to make sure the reader experiences the story as vivid and continually as if he or she is watching a film.” (Writing Fiction: The Practical Guide from New York’s Acclaimed Creative Writing School at the Gotham Writer’s Workshop)

The writer has a number of techniques that he/she can use to create a story that comes alive, a story that is compelling like a good film.

For instance, the writer can use “sensory language”, concrete and specific details, or figures of speech to narrate the story.

In this post, I’ll explain how to use description that creates a vivid, continuous dream inside the mind of the reader, a dream that seems believable. The following will be covered:

  • The power of vivid detail
  • Sensory details
  • Specific details
  • How to choose the best possible words
  • Figurative Language
  • Lyrical language
  • Telling Details

The Power of  Vivid Details

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