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Saturday, 21 July 2012

Topic Task - Week Thirty-Eight

We have come to the end of the week and yet again it has been busy.  I’m looking forward to some relaxation time and some good company. 

This week’s topic Task is about fear.
How do you convey the fear in your character to the reader?   
It comes back to the old adage ‘show, don’t tell’. By this I don’t mean you don’t tell us some information, but you limit the telling and extend the showing. We, the reader, need to know what your character is seeing, feeling and how they are behaving in response to the situation.  Does fear have a smell? I’ll let you decide that one.

Your prompts today are:

1.       Halfway down an alleyway as you turn the corner a shadow looms in front of you.
2.       It’s safe under the table, isn’t it?
3.       It’s your first time abseiling and your bottles gone, but it’s for charity and you’ve promised.
4.       You’ve found an abnormality and are sitting in the doctors’ waiting room.

I hope one of these prompts will inspire you to write and create a piece full of emotion, description and all the bells and whistles that go to make a great piece of writing.

So go on, get writing. 

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