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Old 03-06-2013, 02:28 PM
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So, I have huge troubles with describing the places my characters visit and live. I end up just listing off what they are seeing, which I know is not ideal... So, my question is, does anyone know of any exercises that will help me to improve this? I can see it in my mind, but I just can't find the right words to make it descriptive. I try and draw it, but I am not very good at that either! I try to just write it anyway, hoping that when I go back to edit I will be able to improve it, but I guess that will be fairly difficult as I don't really know how to...

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Originally Posted by Lalaley View Post
I try to just write it anyway
Example, please.
Please post an example of an unsatisfactory effort.
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My suggestion is to refer the best college writing service of buy essay. We have experts in the field of writing who will help you write your story. once you are familiar in describing about the places then next time you can write by yourself.
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@Roger, promoting your service on the forum is a NO-NO!
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Use your senses. Whenever you create a scene think of what the characters will see, hear, smell, touch and perhaps taste. Place some aspect of theses in the story to give the reader an idea of what you envision in your head. It doesn't need to be completely descriptive, but at least establish a "feel" of the place.

"Marcus enters the his bosses office. The smell of lavender combined with the light pink colours of the wall reminds him of his daughter."

A small example to show that it doesn't take much to provide a feel for a location or a character's mood.
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