Today’s Writing Tip

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Some descriptions need to be repeated as reader reminders, such as what a character looks like, while others don’t. If you do a good job the first time, you can minimize them later, especially for specific people or places. Some genres typically have more detail than others. For example, those heavy on action tend to have a different level of detail than a regency romance. A detective spending the night in a cheap motel doesn’t care what color the sheets are, only if they’re clean, and maybe not even that.