Exercise #954: Craft
Descriptive words create visual images in our readers, set the tone we want for our scenes and sometimes help the storyline along. "Boy meets girl" can be told so many different ways . . .
For today's exercise, use description to make one of these boring statements into one of three things: an amusing anecdote, a sensual experience or a horror show. (Remember to include a warning if your SUB needs one.)
* Morning routine (shower, brush teeth, get dressed),
* Evening routine (finish last chores, lock everything up, settle in for sleep),
* Getting the snail mail (get key, walk to mailbox, get mail, return to house),
* Fixing a meal (setting out ingredients, preparation, cooking),
* Going to an appointment (get what you need to bring, go, have the appointment, return).
For added adventure, consider writing your piece again as one of the other types.
Critiquers, along with the usual grammar, spelling, etc, review, consider these questions:
* Could you relate to this piece? Why or why not?
* Was this piece helpful to you as a writer? Why or why not?
* If two were included, how did they contrast? As a writer, do you appreciate the author's work in this?
Word limit: 1200 each piece, up to two
Please use the subject line
SUB: Exercise #954/yourname