Details, Details …

As a reader, I’m not much for endless details or filler chapters, but I do realize that sometimes they are needed pace the story. I do not like to read about pages and pages about a character’s clothes or a certain location. This triggers my automatic skimming.

However, I do appreciate specific details and this is one skill I want to develop, writing a setting and keeping the flow interesting.

I came across the February 2013 issue of  Writer’s digest and am impressed with the wealth of information contained within. It’s a great magazine for a new writer like me to navigate ways of improving my writing. A short article that caught my eye and tickled my interest was : “Getting the Details Right” ~ Write it real by knowing your high heels. My current heroine, Maia Pierce has a shoe fetish. 🙂

Here is an excerpt. This article was written by Tiffany Luckey. There were 9 types of shoes mentioned here but the top three are the most commonly used:

Pump : A slip-on with a low-cut front. Heel length varies (typical 2-4 inches). who would wear it: the working woman who is both stylish and practical.

Stiletto: A long, pencil-thin heel named after the stiletto knife; 2-10 inches in heigh. who would wear it: the tempress; a go-getter; the fashion forward woman.

Kitten: A shorter version of the stiletto, usually 1 1/2-2 inches in height. who would wear it: usually taller and dainty women; those who look like Katherine Hepburn as a style icon.

Regarding stilettos, the designer of choice is still Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin.



About Victoria Paige

Author, Fire and Ice
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