How to Write Descriptions

by bdhesse

One of the things I find most difficult about writing is trying to figure out how much detail to add. Different stories require different levels of detail, and it can be difficult to determine whether a story requires more or less details. It’s also difficult to determine where the detain should be and what it should describe. Are the pants important enough to the story to describe what they look like? What about the scenery at this moment? Does this read like a science fiction story or a literary piece? Should I focus less on dialogue and more on description? Do I have the right balance? All of these questions plague me when I write.