Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday Fiction Feed - Don't Say The Word

Sometimes, when writing, I like to try and describe an object without saying what it is. For example, I might call bills "Stupid letters from stupid people that want my stupid money because I used their stupid service". Clearly, a bill.

Or I might take it to a slightly more poetic level. "The white orb gleamed in the pot of water, creamy white but also reflecting the orange of the sun." What is that? I was thinking of boiling an egg.

But the point is, sometimes it is good practice. Your audience is smart; they can figure things out if you leave enough clues. Leave some clues this weekend. Don't say the word!

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