Elaboration: the hardest part of creative writing

Expressing ideas is harder than coming up with them.

Write about what?

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Elaboration is the process of presenting and developing an idea, by adding more detail to explain the exterior situation the read gains a privileged access to the interior thoughts. Forming creativity into a product that someone else can absorb is such hard work that people avoid it. This keeps ideas in the brain and off paper, not to be shared with others.

In Narrative writing the more descriptive a passage is, the slower it seems. However, the descriptions set a mood and and allow the reader feel like they are insidethe story. Elaboration through setting the scene and revealing interior motivations allows a reader to see what the author saw inside of their head.

InInformational writing the depth of explanation uses key details to develop the topic. The provides a ration for what has occurred, is occurring, or can occur. Elaboration builds on key ideas and exposes theā€¦

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