Moonlight on Glass

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”

Anton Chekhov

I’ll be the first to admit that I struggle with writing flourishing descriptions, but this quote from Anton Chekhov is usually at the forefront of my mind when I’m trying to improve a scene. I try to think of what is being acted on as much as I do the actor. “The moon shone on the field” becomes “The wheat turned silver in the moonlight”.

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