Beginning writers usually write in abstract ways, focusing on feelings and concepts, rather than making the world come alive for the reader. When the audience experiences the story, they will care more about it. This resource will help writers learn how to craft imagery--descriptions that appeal to the five senses. It includes exercises for each sense, as well as some additional, lesser-known senses to consider (such as the sense of motion). By the end, they will be able to identify and craft imagery.
- an introductory explanation of imagery and why it is important
- an exercise where participants must identify five examples of imagery from a passage (answer key included at the end)
- exercises for each of the five senses (sight, sound, touch, taste, smell)
- an exercise where they must write a paragraph appealing to all five senses
- an explanation of additional senses
- two exercises related to those
- ideas for additional activities
I have worked professionally in the fiction-writing industry for over eight years. I hope to introduce teens and adults to professional approaches that will help them with their own creativity—something I wish I had much sooner!