Writing Prompts: Descriptions

This week we are going to focus on descriptions. Movies and television have it easy when it comes to describing things. All they need to do is project the image they want on the screen and the viewer instantly sees it. In books, however, it’s the descriptions that must do the heavy lifting of engaging the reader’s imagination and really bring a book to life. That’s why as writers, it is important that we choose our words carefully so that not only is the reader able to visualize our characters, scenes and events but that those impressions also get interpreted correctly.So this week’s writing prompts focus on honing your description skills. You can either create a whole story out of these prompts or just describe the situation these prompts focus on.

1. Describe an elderly woman’s struggle to walk across a room without the use of a cane

2. Describe the feeling of freedom

3. Describe an arachnophobe’s encounter with an eight legged menace

4. Describe a fashion disaster

5. Describe the power of a wizard as he casts a spell

6. Describe the taste of chocolate cake (from the viewpoint of whether you love it or, heaven forbid, you hate it)

7. Describe the feeling of insanity

8. Describe the moment the wicked witch realized that house was headed straight towards her

9. Describe the feeling of winning an unexpected award

10. Describe a “religious experience”

11. Describe a death row inmate’s last meal

12. Describe a child’s laughter

13. Describe the feeling of getting your first piece of writing published

If you do any of these, please leave a link so that I may visit you. Good Luck.

Happy Writing 🙂

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