Description

One of the marks of experienced writers is the ability to include purposefully-chosen specific details to create an overall impression for the audience. In doing so, they will draw on all of the senses to create that concrete impression in the audience’s mind. That is, rather than simply telling the reader that a room seemed “spooky,” experienced writers will note the “cobwebs hanging from the ceiling.” Furthermore, they may note how the boards “creaked,”  and how the air felt “heavy and dank” and smelled like “a musty rag.” They will allow the audience to reach its own conclusion that the room was spooky based on the combined effect of the details provided.