Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Deviant DESERT


Deviantly describe the scene without using the names of the objects. Don't use rocks, sand or bushes. Dig into what objects look and feel like rather than telling what they are.

Capture the senses' experience. What does it feel like to your whole body? Does it get inside your clothes? Does it get inside you? What does it smell like? Taste like? Sound like?

Go further and find a mood or personality of the place and let those inspire the descriptive words you choose.

Try unexpected adjectives and vivid verbs. For example, svelt, sleek, oozing, crouching aren't words normally associated with places, but can create fresh images.

(Hopefully the images I've collected for the picture version of Deviant Descriptions have an other worldly feel to them for you and don't just look like mundane old Earth!)
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