I am going to try and add this mini wording "workshop" on my blog.
I am using the term workshop loosely here. It's not too intense, just a little something I want to improve on in my writing and challenge my fellow writers.
You see, I sometimes struggle with writing description, so often the settings are so vivid in my head that I forget to add any embellishment for the reader.
|Sorry for the blurry photo, I am trying to use things I come across in my everyday.|
Foreign? Traditional? Familiar?
What does it smell like?
Strong? Soft? Is there something distinct or signature about it?
How does it taste?
Savory? Salty? Bitter? Sweet? Spicy? Mild? Rich?Simple? Complex? Home-like?
What ingredients can you identify?
Are you intrigued...repulsed?
What is the environment like?
If you were to put this on a plate in front of your character how would they react?
As a foreigner, my reaction to this dish is always...
|Yes, you eat part of this dish with chopsticks|