I think I’ve talked about imagery before, but yesterday I was reading about detail.
It’s the small things that you add to your writing that brings it to life. Such as:
The reflection of the clouds in a puddle
The waiter, with a mole on his cheek where a black hair protrudes.
The colours of autumn leaves (they’re not all brown).
A cream vase filled with red and blue anemones.
The bubbles on the inside of a bottle.
Cable knit jumpers.
The crumbly texture of carrot cake.
A white damask tablecloth with a gravy stain.
The blood red velvet petals of a rose.
I bet you didn’t even need the pictures did you? 😉
Yesterday’s prompt about the family meal turned into the start of a story about a man having a heart attack in a restaurant, at a family meal. I couldn’t help it, I was in one of those moods 😉 Today’s prompt is a single bed. Hmmmmmm 🙂
I like this a lot. Imagery is my favorite part of writing, and I am always looking for new ways to express the scene. Thanks a lot. I especially like the clouds reflections in the mud puddles.
Thanks hon, and thanks for stopping by 🙂
You are right. I reread and realized I pictured the imagery in the statements that had no pictures without even thinking about it. Well done.
Thanks hon 🙂
Imagination is a powerful thing don’t you think?
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Thanks hon 🙂
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Imagery is one of my favorite things to play with. Sometimes I to stop myself from doing to much! My favorite things to read are pieces with vivid images and vibrant descriptions – perhaps I’m just a literary romantic. 🙂
I read recently that most readers get bored with endless description, so it’s hard to know how much is too much isn’t it lol
I read Linda Gillards Emotional Geology (recommend it!!!) and by the time I’d finished I wanted to up sticks and move to the Orkney Islands lol