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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Week Seven's Work

add to what you’re already working on

                                                  write about a quarter of a page

Representing speed
focusing on the visual   and developing
the technique of picking out particular details to given an
 impression of  the overall scene.

Try very hard to avoid overworked speed words such
as ‘flashed’,  ‘leapt’,  ‘sped’.    On the whole the best approach
is to describe NOT the speed itself, but what the
narrator sees –   either from inside (say) a vehicle, or
from outside watching.

Describing speed is like describing the wind: 
you have to look at the effects

Impressionistic:  What your eyes see
Expressionistic:  What your feelings ‘see’

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