I guess in studying for the GED, I realized that I want to be a better writer. I mean, it helped me in my job, and in looking for a new job, and even in writing letters to my kids. One way to become a better writer is to write this blog. Like Mr. Williams said, write a little every day. I’m going to try that, and try to give you some help with writing, too. Let me know what writing questions you have in the comments section.
One thing Mr. Williams talked about is descriptive writing, so I thought I’d try that. Here’s the exercise: look out your window or sit on your front porch, and write a paragraph describing it, using words that talk about what you see, hear, smell, and feel.
Here’s my paragraph:
My front porch has a white fence around it. Sitting in the little enclosure, on a cushioned white chair, I can smell the jasmine flowers blooming in front of the porch. They’re little white stars on a green background, and I planted them myself twenty years ago and watched them grow. The soft wind feels nice on my face, and it caries the flower smell and the smell of cut grass to me. I can hear the sound of traffic in the distance and little rustling sounds of the leaves. Then, a big flock of noisy birds flies in, chatter, chatter, chatter! They land on my tree and drive me indoors.
Did you notice what words describe smells, sounds, sights, and feels of things?
Try writing your own paragraph, and post it in the comments section!