Summary description

When describing the world, we have to decide if want to summarise the description, or if we want to elaborate.

Here’s a snippet that uses summary description.

Ma and Ba walked quietly through the forest.

We use summary description when the details aren’t important. In this snippet, Grace Lin is letting us know that the detail of the forest isn’t important; it’s just a forest. That's all you need to know.

Here are some examples that use the same type of summary description.

Kirra and the others walked back to town.

Gustav drove the carriage down the road.

Write your own summary description here. Describe a character doing something in the world, but only tell us the most basic facts.