Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sensory Elements - Writing Prompt I

In writing the narrative part of a manuscript, writers sometimes rely upon describing what is seen by the main character, when other senses could also be used to add texture to the paragraph or page. This prompt explores the sense of smell. You can either begin with the starter, or take a narrative paragraph from your own manuscript. The object is to rely on the sense of smell first, and to use the sense of sight secondarily, and write a narrative paragraph that successfully moves the character forward in time, or accomplishes some other goal.


It doesn't feel very late, but I am starting to worry that I'm not supposed to be here at all.