Week Seven's WorkRepresenting
add to what you’re already working on
write about a quarter of a page
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’