Details can seem annoying when you’re reading (too much scenery or a paragraph endlessly describing how a room looks), and I’m often told by students that they skip those parts. Even so, when details are connected to events and dialogue, they add a lot of depth.
Your challenge, should you choose to accept, is to add interesting details to these boring sentences, without writing a whole paragraph. One sentence limit for each! Heck, Hemingway wrote a one sentence story: “For sale: Baby shoes, never worn.”
Here you go:
- We had fish for supper.
- Ivan sniffed, then sneezed.
- One man yelled, “Bravo!”