on Live Write Thrive:
One of the primary objectives and responsibilities of a fiction writer is to transport readers into the world of their story.
However, it’s easier said than done. You, the writer, must visualize your scene—where your characters are, what the place looks and feels like—with enough detail that you can play out the action in your head.
There are two potential problems here. First: if you don’t spend enough time truly bringing that stage to life, it isn’t going to come across to your readers. But, second, you have to decide how much detail to convey.
No reader wants six pages of furniture description. Yet, without some description, readers aren’t transported. So what’s a writer to do?