Let’s be real; vagueness can be boring and plain. Although meant to create room for imagination and mystery – vagueness just doesn’t really give you a lot.
For example, writing. in Let’s Get Specific, the author describes the importance of adding detail and clear, vivid descriptions in resumes and letters in order to really grasp the topic. When reading a story or essay, our senses are much more obliged to react to explicit adjectives that really help us get a sense of the subject.
In the photograph above, you can easily describe the flowers as colorful and pretty – but to really suck in your readers, using “vibrantly hued with colors of the rainbow to recreate a paint palette” and “as beautiful as the sun’s reflection on the ocean at sunrise” to give more depth. See the difference?