Your Observation Skills Get A C-
You tend to notice the big things in life...
But the details aren't exactly your forte
I have a book about writing called "Stop, Look, and Write" by Hart Day Leavitt and David A. Sohn. One of the chapters is called "How much do you really see?"
This book uses pictures as a motivator for improving writing skills. This exercise focusses on observation skills.
With a C-
I need the practise.
I chose 3 images from Google. If you want to participate in this exercise, choose any of the three.
This is what they suggest, "Study the following pictures carefully. See HOW MUCH you can "see" and what KINDS of things. Then write it all down, as if you had actually been watching the real-life scene and wanted to tell someone about it."
Since this month I am celebrating poetry for April is National Poetry Month, I will be observing and responding poetically.
The Face Painter
A few newspapers protect the bare tables
red into orange in diluted plastic cups
red checked floors
red jackets in January
surrounded by smiles for the camera
blonde teen concentrates with smiling eyes
and paints by numbers on the darkness of a young cheek
Mari and Larissa observe Rachael
Gymnasts in red
If you want to try this, let me know and I will link to your site.