Episode Summaries - Long and detailed, or short and vague?

Topic started by PureRok on Dec. 6, 2008. Last post by brukaoru 5 years, 10 months ago.
Post by PureRok (58 posts) See mini bio Level 7
So I've written three episode summaries for Rurouni Kenshin and I'm not sure whether I prefer making them long and detailed, or short and vague. There's something that I've noticed happens if you go for the long and detailed route and that is you basically write every little thing that happens in the episode which defeats the point of a summary (see Rurouni Kenshin's episode 3 summary that I wrote for what I mean). However, if you write a shorter, more vague summary it also makes the episode seem empty of things happening (see Rurouni Kenshin's episode 1 summary that I wrote).

I feel that the episode 3 summary that I wrote is far too long and too detailed, describing every little scene that occures too much, but I also feel that my episode 1 summary is too small. Possibly my episode 2 summary is where I should draw the line. If anyone reading this has any thoughts on this feel free to share them.
Post by Endogene (65 posts) See mini bio Level 4
Well this is to be an encyclopaedia so my guess is that long descriptions are better.

Perhaps a way to go is to write a 2 line summary to the episode and than do the full detailed summary under that.
Post by brukaoru (16 posts) See mini bio Level 3
I think the same general wiki guide from GiantBomb applies here as well: The more, the better.

I read your summaries, nice work! :) I think if you strive to keep the descriptions as lengthy as your summary of episode 2, that will be a good amount.
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