Writing Exercise…

Today’s exercise is all about SETTING! Use the picture below to describe the setting in your short story. Be imaginative, be bold, use descriptive words and don’t leave anything out. Write setting and only setting, don’t use dialogue and don’t write about any characters, just describe what you see.

This is a great exercise to get your thoughts flowing, to be more descriptive and to transport the reader to the place that you are describing. For example, Why is there a rainbow? Describe the weather-did it just rain? Is the barn abandoned? What does the setting look like? What sounds are there? What is the temperature? What time of the year is it? Where is it in terms of location in the world? The list goes on and on. Write until you have exhausted and described every tiny detail without editing. Have fun with this and as always, Happy Writing!

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Writing Exercise…

Today’s writing exercise is to write a setting  based on the most beautiful place you’ve ever seen. This should be really fun! Here’s a sample of some descriptive words that could be used:

  • alluring
  • appealing
  • charming
  • dazzling
  • serene
  • gorgeous
  • tranquil
  • splendid
  • stunning
  • superb
  • breathtaking
  • radiant
  • magnificent
  • glorious

The ocean was a breathtaking shade of blue. The alluring sound of the waves lapped at the shore as I gazed into the tranquil sunset that was stunning colours of orange and pink.

See what you can come up with and use descriptive words to give your story some depth and transport the reader to the most beautiful place you’ve ever seen.

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