Writing Challenge Wednesday: The Sense of Touch
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 touch.
But how do you do that?
Get to know the sense of touch by paying attention.
What words would you use describe how something feels? Try to avoid obvious words like “rough” or “soft.” Think about other things that feel similar. What kind of metaphors can you create?
Look into it further with this fun writing challenge.
Your writing challenge today is this:
Observe as many of these as you can with your sense of sight, and write about what you see.
I know there might be some of these that are difficult for you to complete, so I offered 20 different challenges to give you a variety to choose from.
- A beard (WiTH THE BEARD OWNER’S CONSENT)
- A hairbrush
- Your bed sheets
- An animal
- The hood of a car
- Curly hair (WITH THE HAIR OWNER’S CONSENT)
- Something metal
- A steering wheel (BUT, AS ALWAYS, DONT WRITE WHILE DRIVING!!)
- A cold floor while barefoot
- An outside door knob
- Mixing food with your hands (Like meatloaf or cake batter)
- Someone’s handshake
- Laying in grass (If you’re not allergic)
- Something slimy
- An instrument you’ve never touched before (WITH THE INSTRUMENT OWNER’S PERMISSION)
- Ice (Either in your hand or in your mouth)
- A warm drink (From the moment it touches your lips to when it hits your stomach) DO NOT USE HOT DRINKS- NO BURNING YOURSELVES ON MY WATCH)
- The weather (The wind, the sun, the heat, the cold)
- Something made from rubber