Monday, April 28, 2008
Details - Investigate the World Around You
One thing that bring realism to fictional writing is visual details that paint an image in the reader's imagination. The trick for the writer is to learn how to add detail without bogging down the action with long passages of description.
For this prompt, you can use today's photo or your back yard. The goal is to stay in one place and make a list of the details you see, hear and smell. (Of course if you use this photo you will have to stick with what you see or add what you imagine you'd smell or hear). Practicing this attention to detail hones your ability to not only add realism to your writing, but to do it with practiced realism.