Writing Challenge Wednesday: Sense of Hearing
It’s all about the details. What do you want your reader to feel while in the midst of your story?
Writing isn’t just about telling a story; it’s about bringing the readers into your world so they can experience it with you.
If you haven’t already, check out my posts, Using Your Senses in Writing: Part I: Characters
And Using Your Senses in Writing: Part II: Places for more information on the importance of using your senses in writing.
Now you’re ready to delve into the world of the sense of hearing.
But how do you do that?
Get to know the sense of sound by paying attention.
Listen for the details. The loud roars, the barely there hums. Hear the crunching sound when you walk across a dirt road.
Pick as many of these places as you can. Write about what you hear at each.
- A high school football game.
- At a hiking trail at a park.
- The first thing you hear when you wake up.
- At a library.
- At a dog park.
- At a movie theater. (Before you walk into the movie.)
- At a restaurant.
- On a walk around your neighborhood.
- At a grocery store.
- While dinner is being made.
- While you’re in the shower/taking a bath.
- When there’s bad weather where you are.
- While you’re home alone. (Even better if it’s at night.)
- While you’re waiting for a concert to start.
- While at a coffee shop.
- in a busy hallway (wherever you find yourself).
- In a waiting room. (doctor’s office, dentist, hair salon etc.)
- Outside, early in the morning.
- Near a body of water (in a forest, near a stream, by a lake, by the ocean).
- A public place not mentioned above.
That’s all I got! So how’d you do? Let me know in the comments!
Happy Writing! -Penny