When you guys think of a scene or setting, what details do you focus on that aren't necessarily pertinent to driving the plot which you use to embellish your story world? Allow me to elaborate. When you picture a scene or a setting in your mind, what details do you like to bring out as you imagine them? Are your mind images very detailed from which the descriptions flow or are they abstract, which then you have to use your conscious reasoning/thought rather than your creativity to fill the setting? Do you have a checklist of things you want to mention such as the description of the setting (in varying degrees of detail), the people around, the smells, the sounds, the feelings? In other words, how detailed is your imagination and how do you pick what to write from what you picture, and does your imagination create a vivid enough picture? Sometimes I have difficulty picturing precise details of a scene and I find my writing is a little bare until I read some passages from a book, an article, or I pick up on a detail in real life and make a note of it to then fill my writing world with more detail. What's your method of imagination, and then the process of how you choose what and then how to put it on paper edit: so to speak (haha)?