How Much Detail?

You’ll collect hundreds, possibly thousands, of setting details as you do your research, but, as with your character research, all of this information won’t end up in your novel. So how do you know when enough is enough? Here’s a checklist that will help you decide whether to include or exclude a detail: Does the detail avert attention from the main story line? (if so, take it out) Would removing the detail harm the story or confuse the readers in … Learn More →