Monday, February 20, 2012

Deviant TEMPLE

Wat Xiang Thong
Deviantly describe the scene without depending on the names of the objects to convey what they look like. That is, roof, fence, steps will conjure up mundane images for a reader. Dig into what objects look and feel like rather than telling what they are.

Capture the senses' experience. What does it feel like? 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.
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