When you’re reading a newspaper, you don’t often read paragraphs of descriptions depicting the surrounding areas of where the events took place.
Visual descriptions are largely saved for creative writing.
Your attic can even contain a portal to another dimension if you really want it to.
In this creative writing exercise, you’ll start by reading.
Next, rewrite the entire thing using dialogue (including dialogue tags and body language descriptions).
You will quickly become better at using dialogue to show and not tell.
However, you have to think of a very unique, interesting way of presenting this common idea.
The purpose of this is to help you dig deeper within your own story and plot in order to come up with the very best, most unique ideas – because Begin this story like you would any other.
Believe it or not, editing does count as writing and can actually sharpen those creative writing skill more than you think.
It can be a little scary to pull up a story you wrote last week or even two years ago and tear it apart. Check out this video of me editing my old writing in order to replace weak verbs with stronger, better ones to get a taste of what this can look like and how it can help you get better. It can be one you already created or a completely new one. You can choose sadness, anger, happiness, and excitement BUT you can also go a bit further and choose to use drunk, flirty, terrified, and eager.