Elaboration means: Adding the details needed to paint a picture for your reader.
Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, details are key.
Refer to the paragraph page for information on writing paragraphs.
Description: describes what something looks like or sounds like
Detail: Adds who, what, when, why, where, how information (specific)
Strong Verbs: Action (can it be done?) --- pulls, slips, yells
Emotions: How were you feeling? How was the character feeling? How do the characters feel about each other?
Thoughts: What are the characters thinking?
Example: -- a comparison -- an anecdote, evidence, for instance, for example
Dialogue: include conversations between characters to SHOW what is happening
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For example, you can learn about:
Use the muscles in your ARMS:
Add-What else do I need to include? Can I add a more descriptive verb? Can I add a simile? alliteration? consonance? imagery?
Remove-Can I leave out any unnecessary words like of and the? Is there a line that doesn't fit? Can I use fewer, more concise words?
Move-Is the information in the most logical place? Do I need to change my line breaks? Are me sentences and paragraphs flowing easily from one idea to the next? Do I need transitions?
Substitute-What words could be replaced with clearer, stronger words? Nifty nouns and Vivid Verbs: ACTION and ACTIVE
Writers are masters of word power with ARMS using figurative language. Review our strategies: