Sunday, 3 October 2010

WRITING TIP #41

Remember you’re an observer. Of everything. Anything. You’re after detail, the minutiae that others miss or care little for. Look hard at the two people walking through town: are they a couple? What does their proximity tell you about their relationship? Is it flushed with the euphoria of romantic inception? Or weary as love’s last vestiges barely linger? Put words in their mouths. Give them a narrative.

2 comments:

auntagnes said...

Then the couple catch you staring at them and instinctively move to protect each other as one of them asks what you're looking at.
How fabulous you look together, is the hurried reply, before you dash off with a smile to write about your experience.

TOM J VOWLER said...

Not getting caught is an art itself.