So, I've been blogging for almost 8 years now... on and off and I have never really considered myself a writer. But this month, I am going to participate in ...
Today's challenge was to:
Write five nondescript sentences. Look at them again and re-write them to show and not tell what was happening. Go over them one last time and pump them full of interesting and descriptive words to really drive your point home!
SO here goes...
1a. I went grocery shopping today.
b. Today was stock up day at the grocery store, meats, veggies, fruits, bread, etc.
c. The freezer is full, the pantry is overflowing, the fridge is well stocked, ...the wallet is empty!
2a. I need to fold the laundry.
b. I have FOUR loads of laundry to fold.
c. Mounds of clean laundry are getting all wrinkly and overtaking my living room.
3a. My little girls played a game together.
b. I caught my girls playing with one of their brother's games, without fighting over pieces.
c. In a rare moment of sweet togetherness, my 5YO and 4YO "played" a game of Battleship without any outbursts.
4a. I love coffee.
b. I enjoy drinking a hot cup of coffee every morning.
c. My Keurig coffee brewer delivers me with a cup of warmth, peace, and rejuvenation every day!
5a. I like to make handmade cards.
b. I get great satisfaction out of creating handmade notecards.
c. When it's been days, or weeks since I have sat at my craft table, I start to itch and get antsy and unable to focus on anything else, other than the ideas for new cards flowing through my head.
and a bonus...
6a. I'm going to be late for car line
b. Oh no, it's 2:30 and I should be in the car on my way to pick up the kids, but instead I am creating nondescript sentences and then reworking them.
c. Aaackk, look at the time! I still have to get shoes and coats on my preschoolers and get out the door... I got so engrossed in creating and rewriting sentences for #betterwriter that I lost track of the time! ...I showed up 5 minutes late to discover that school was running late too! What a relief!
So writers... give it to me straight... compliments, complaints, criticisms??!?!?!