Hello everyone! I’d like to take this time to share a writing exercise with you. Since I’m working on building my world so my readers can picture what’s going on, I thought this exercise can be about description. Ok here we go. I’ll start, and then if anyone wants to post their exercises, post it below mine.
In 100 words or less, create a setting or scene using only descriptive words. Show us through hear, taste, smell, feel, and see. (I’ll post a new writing exercise each week. Maybe one day I’ll make it a contest. Updates on that later.)
The clearing was covered in a blanket of wildflowers, spread all the way to the trunks of tall
evergreen trees, standing majestically around the perimeter. Lavender and poppies, Indian
paintbrush and columbine, bleeding hearts and lupines, and many more varieties crammed in next
to each other. Whoooshh! A cool summer breeze kissed the petals, creating a ripple from one end
of the clearing to the other.
Honey bees flitted from flower to flower, collecting pollen. Still others, proboscis’s extended,
sucked up nectar. A spider’s web, transparent against the blaring summer sun, glittered between
two huckleberry bushes.