Friday, September 14, 2012

Emote with Detail

Writers often flood their paragraphs and pages with abstract ideas. They tell the reader what to think or feel rather than revealing the circumstances.  If one feels frustrated awakening in the morning, another person might not connect with that emotion. Easing the reader into a mood or situation by showing the details enhances the experience.

Explain a mood by using the senses. How does the body feel? Rather than writing the joy in a "beautiful" sunset, describe the colors, breeze, scents, and sounds.  Place the readers in the scene.

Emote with detail.

Creative Write:

Choose a nuisance, a frustration, an irritation.

Add a passion, a temptation, a need.

Describe these abstract words with details. Don't tell the reader the words. Reveal them.

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