Do not over look the small details whether writing fiction or nonfiction. If the setting is a real place, look at photos to add a detailed description of the place. Use the 5 senses. Sensory details bring a story to life. When you get the small details right, it is a more believable story that will resonate with readers.
As an English professor for more than 10 years, I have amassed a wealth of writing tips that will help improve your writing whether for school, work, or pleasure.