Part 5 of The Creative Writing Crash Course.
If you are just joining us, you can read the Introduction to our little Creative Writing Crash Course and then start with Part 1 of the series.
1. Learn to see the world through a descriptive lens.
How do I see the world? Is it colorful? Am I able to notice and describe details?
Writers are artists. Writers see the world in a different way than others see it. Truly good writers see the world through a descriptive lens much like a photographer sees the world through a camera lens. In fact, if you or someone you know is a photographer, I’m sure you know that the photographer sees camera angles everywhere they go. Well, a creative writer sees description and color and words everywhere they go.