Make it a scene
Did you fill a page with notes? Great. Well done!
Exercise 2. Make it a scene
Let's use that to go a little further and write it into a little scene which describes the moment in your picture and tells us what is going on.
Write it down like you’re explaining it to somebody else. This could be a friend, somebody important, a total stranger, somebody you love, or your little brother! Start your piece with:
“Well, it was like this…”
“To Whom It May Concern”
... or something else.
Finally, we want your scene to come alive with details. Try to use:
- familiar details - use some of the things you spotted in the last exercise.
- adjectives (describing words)
- similes (using 'as' or 'like)
- metaphors (describing one thing as if it were another)
- speech i.e. "she said, oi! gimme those crisps!"
- description of things you can hear, feel, smell, taste and see.
Aim to write about a page if you can.