Monday, November 21, 2011

Deviant DOLMEN

Deviantly describe the object. Usually with Deviant Descriptions you won't use the object names, but what you want to "paint" for your reader is the shapes of the rocks and how they've been arranged. If you wish you can imagine a less sculpted environment for them.

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? What does it sound like. What does it smell like? Taste 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.

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