Silhouette Photography Of Boat On Water during Sunset

The Purpose

This prompt comes at you from a different angle to our usual writing prompts. This one is more focussed on creating a solid scene description – that’s what we want you to think about when working on this one.

Scene descriptions are such a huge part of writing.

When working on them here, there is something we want you to keep in mind. Be sure to focus on the pacing of your description. Try not to drag it out and bore the reader with waves and waves of pointless commentary. That’s the easiest trap to fall into.

Instead of that, focus on flowing through the necessary things; the things that will help the reader to build a clearer picture of the setting they’re being introduced to. That will build better reader engagement and will ensure that they stay interested for longer.


The Prompt

You stop dead and look around. The first thing you notice is the emptiness of the sky. But then all that changes. Clouds appear, seemingly from nowhere, and the once blue sky adopts an ominous tone.

You look up one last time before it hits.


Road In Between Grass Field Under Grey Sky

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