Friday, May 02, 2008

Add Texture to Your Writing


Texture is something we see and feel. Adding texture to your writing creates imagery that draws the reader into the story. Practice adding texture by writing a scene including one of the following:

*Cobblestone street
*Orange
*Worn wood floor
*Cat's tongue
*Oyster

2 comments:

nardeeisms said...

Donna, I love your practical advice. It is nice to see a reminder every now and then, letting us know just how important descriptions are...and not assuming that the reader knows what we want them to "see" - Thanks again - Nards

Donna Sundblad said...

Thanks Nards,

I like these reminders for myself too. Sometimes when I'm reading through the first draft of a story or novel, if I take a moment to consider exercises like this one, I realize I need to add a touch of detail here and there.

Writing prompts provide practice, and in the long run encourage the inclusion of details more naturally.

Donna