January 31st, 2012
I’m sure you know the writing adage “show don’t tell,” and to boot, I’ve issued several creative writing prompts asking we do just that, in spades. But today a twist: Write a paragraph (or more if you’re a supahstah) describing where you are right now this very minute. Look out the window if there is one. Detail any sounds you hear, what you see, even what you feel. Are your surroundings a mirror for your thoughts? Are they in opposition (are you in a quiet house, but feeling decidedly unquiet?). It’s best to rely on all your senses here: what’s below your fingertips and what does it feel like (hard, soft, squishy?), where are you sitting or laying, are there birds chirping, or a coffee maker beeping? Is where you are empty? Or full of noise. What noise? And who’s with you?
I’m sure you get it.
The re-repost I published yesterday is a loose translation of what I mean here.
Meanwhile, post your submission in the comments OR post in your blog and leave a link to your blog in the comments.