Monday, June 23, 2014

Writer, master writing description

Summer is the time to...
Be inspired
Don't forget to take a pen and a notebook. Every experience you have can strengthen your writing.
I have an ear for dialogue but writing description is a skill I'm working on.
This week I found myself in an environment I hadn't been for years.
And so I described it...

Pools of people talking. A young guy leans across the aisle but he's too far away. I don't hear what he says or who he says it to. A bench away two twenty-something women take selfies and discuss all they see. And I wonder if they are tourists. To my right, a young woman isolates herself with earbuds and a book. What author has captured this reader's attention? She sets the book on her lap and I search the cover--a young woman with a golden braid:  Margaret Atwood's Bluebeard's Egg Atwood needs to be read by the young--old wisdom finds a young mind.

Where was I?

Did you guess right?

(photo by Byron Dyck)

Fill your mind with adventures.
Share your writing with friends.


SammeeSez said...

MY fave spots are any coffee bar and the Food Court--great slice of day-to-day life there as well as fodder for your stories. . .

Leanne Dyck said...

Excellent idea, SammeeSez. Although, Mayne Island (the remote I call home) is too small to afford me this experience ferry rides are a rich alternative.
Happy writing

Laurie Buchanan said...

I suspect you catch flights off the mainland or I would have said "the airport." However, like our mutual friend Terrill, I believe you use the ferry on a frequent basis. My fuss? The ferry. And by the way, I loved your descriptive paragraph!

Leanne Dyck said...

Thank you for playing along, Laurie. : ) And you're right I wasn't on an airplane. Terrill is having an amazing adventure. And it's wonderful to travel with her virtually. And I can see how you would think that I was on a ferry. But I don't that at least twice a month. My recent treat was traveling with my husband on a bus. Yes, that's right I said traveling on a bus was a treat. And may be I should get off island more. : )
By the way, we do have an island bus but it's tiny--think handivan.