When you’re reading a newspaper, you don’t often read paragraphs of descriptions depicting the surrounding areas of where the events took place.
Visual descriptions are largely saved for creative writing.
Just like with missing gym sessions, the less you write, the more of that skill you lose.
Hannah Lee Kidder, a very talented author and Youtuber, gave me this writing exercise and I have used it many times.
This can be anything from equality to the difference between right and wrong.
Next, craft a short story with the setting being and do your best to make sure that theme shines through Get creative!
People say a picture is worth 1,000 words, but I think it’s more like 100,000—which is why an image file can be such a valuable asset.
I have a small tin where I store postcards I’ve collected from museum visits over the years.
Pick 5 key qualities about them you want to highlight within your description.
Then, without ever mentioning the character at all, describe either their living room or their bedroom to meet that goal.