Did you have fun describing your plate and your table?
I hope so, because now I have another exercise for you.
I want you to picture a sharp knife on the table beside the plate. Next, you’ll describe the knife in detail, and maybe mention the person the knife belongs to , and how long ago it was sharpened.
Once you’ve done that, I want you to describe a person at the table. Describe their eyes, build, height, hair color, and whether they are standing or sitting at the table. If they are sitting, describe the chair.
Sound like fun? You can be as detailed as you want to be, or as brief as you want…but you must have some kind of description.
After that, I’d like you to describe the person slicing the apple with the knife. Include in your description the person picking up the knife, because the knife didn’t just magically appear in your person’s hand.
Feel free to take as many words as you’d like to describe it to your satisfaction.
Once you’ve done that, pat yourself on the back…you’re well on your way to writing!
Keep reading, too!
Michael (T. M.)