Stories are set in worlds with physical places and things. 

You might be able to see that real or imagined world in your mind's eye, but how do you paint a picture in someone else’s mind?

For example, here’s a character interacting with something in their world

In the morning, Corinne unwrapped her father’s bandage and found a soft red scab covering her wound. She touched it. It hurt, but not too much.

Even in this short simple description, Tracey Baptiste is using details to paint a picture for us.

She tells us about a thing—a scab—but also tells us the scab was under a bandage, that the bandage belonged to Corinne’s father, that it covers a wound, and the scab hurts a little to touch. She's building a tiny world for us.

In this lesson we’ll look at some of these types of detail, so we can describe worlds that we can either see or imagine.