Life in Writing
Sherlock Holmes has been interpretted in many different ways, by many different writers and actors. Some were great, some were awful, most were somewhere in-between. But no matter which interpretation of the world's greatest detective happens to be your favorite, they all have something in common. Sherlock's attention to detail.
In every story he's ever been featured in, Sherlock Holmes is able to solve the unsolvable, because he notices the tiny things that everybody else overlooks. While Sherlock spends his time solving murder mysteries, robberies, and other various crimes, the same attention to detail can be applied to our own unsolvable mysteries. The next time you're in a fight with a friend, or your significant other, and you just can't see why they're angry, remember what Sherlock said: "Nothing is little." Our smallest words or actions, can cause offense. So before you write the other person off as crazy or just over-sensetive, do a little detective work. Don't jump to a conclusion just because it fits what you want to be true. Show that you have a great mind, and never overlook the little things. It will pay you great dividends in the end.
Daniel M. Quilter is the author of A Soul Divided. On this blog he'll interview other authors, review books, share nerd wisdom from popular sci-fi and fantasy, and occasionally share his insights on writing. See a list of his works or see what he's working on.
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