Place your character in a new setting, using her observations of signs to show the reader where she is.
Despite your first impression, these aren’t dog prints. They’re cat prints. What part of your world do you need to look at more closely?
Stretch your ability to describe visual appearances today. Using the photo above–or any other photo with contrasting textures and colors–spend 10 minutes freewriting about the temperatures, moods, and emotions their appearance brings to mind. Don’t worry about it making sense or sounding great–just write! When you’re done, set it aside for a while. Revisit it […]
What’s peeking through the grass? What is he/she/it looking for?
Who’s watching you from the outside?
Some people find objects in the clouds. Your character searches for them in shadows. What does he see here, and why does it frighten him?