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terça-feira, 14 de abril de 2015

Tell Your Readers What You See, Feel, Hear and So On.

Two things: (1) I have been too busy recently. I have too many things to do, deadlines to meet and so on and so forth, and (2) I have had this inspirational workshop two weeks ago and I loved it. It made me reflect upon my creative writing. Some of the ideas I will use here will be stolen from my notes on my notebook – the notebook I used during the workshop.  

Let’s make it quickly, shall we?

Think about a place – maybe a local coffee shop you like – and try to describe it with as much detail as you can. Do not worry about the final result. You will have to edit it anyway.

[Use the pictures in order to help you]

Now, try to make your reader feel the place as much as he can. Let your reader imagine the atmosphere of the place. Let them “smell the place”.
Before describing your place, you should close your eyes and think about it trying to use all your senses.
What is it like? Does it smell good?
Instead of telling people about the place, let the place talk for itself. Use a lot of onomatopoeias – as much as possible – in order to help you.
Instead of saying he opened the door, use “Knock, knock”. And “make noise”. Let your reader touch the door as well.

From now on, we are going to use this site here (click here) so that we will be able to manage our time. 15 minutes are going to be all the time we need to practice.
Let’s see what you’ve got. Write your ideas on the comments here (below).  


I hope you have enjoyed this post. I don’t know when I will be writing again, but I will try to make it as soon as possible.
See you guys around! 

If you haven’t read all the other post about creative writing, click here 

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