When you write fiction or nonfiction, just a little thing taken down a "snail trail" might make a big impression. Small things do matter. (Why does the man always sit with his back to the wall, the dog jump at blowing flags, the child suddenly tremble, the teen wash his hands constantly...?)
"This is a large work I've called you into, but don't be overwhelmed by it. It's best to start small. Give a cool cup of water to someone who is thirsty, for instance. The smallest act of giving or receiving makes you a true apprentice. You won't lose out on a thing." Matthew 10:41-42 (MS)
May we notice the little things both in writing and living.