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November 19, 2009

Writing Exercise #6- Details

Filed under: Writing Exercises — Tags: , — ax20 @ 12:20 am

It’s the small details that make a story come to life, using the five senses is an important element of every story. It can be the different between the reader feeling like they’ve entered the story and the reader being unable to get immersed.

If you find your writing lacking,try this:
Go into a crowded/noisy room (this could be a busy store, a restaurant during lunch hour, a bar, a gym, whatever) and write all about it. Use all of the senses if possible (for example, if you are in a bar, what does your drink taste like, what are people wearing. If you are in a gym, what does it smell like, what are the sounds around you).

You can write it in the form of a story or you can just write it out as a detailed description. If you don’t write it into a story now, you may find it usable for another story in the future. What you may want to do is try this exercise twice, first without a full story and second with one.


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