The writer must be careful not to confuse movement with adornment. Often, we put too much furniture in the hallway, but the point of the hallway is to get to a point — to transition to the next doorway. Just because a piece of furniture is beautiful doesn’t mean that we need to buy it. Writers lay down their elaborate, sometimes ornate, descriptions. They paint beautiful scenes and, in doing so, display their artistic ability, but they do so at the price of their art itself. A story is always a movement and anything that stops the moving is an obstruction.