Setting IA Lesson by Ray
Making the reader imagine what you do : going from standard description to a little deeper.
I would say that it is rather difficult that people see what you see when you write. First thing : you would need to lay it out as simple as can be.
Mary's room was neat but for a few things lying about.
In this context, simple as simple gets, you can imagine a room, somewhat neat. But you can't see what I see. You don't know what I'm talking about when I say a few things, you don't know what Mary's room looks like etc.
Now, let's go into more detail :
Mary's room, not very spacious, was neat, but for a few books and clothes lying on the floor, near the bed.
That's already a clearer view, but we're nowhere near yet. In fact, if you wanted to describe a page completely, it would take probably a good page for a good description (detailed). Of course, it would bore the reader to death, so we try to keep it at a minimum so that the reader can get a view of the setting.
Mary's room, not very spacious, with the bed right next to the window in the corner and a desk opposite with piled magazines, was neat, but for a few books and clothes lying on the floor, near the foot of the bed.
And I could go on and on about this description. Now your turn. Describe one of these pictures :