Today I am super excited to announce one of the new features of the many that will be coming Noble Novels very soon and that is Description Challenges. Previous challenges were to help writer's stretch their vocabulary base by finding better descriptive words to describe a certain place, time of year, etc.
The Description Challenges will be taking it a step up. Each week I will post a picture. Your challenge is to write a great description, showing and not telling the scene which the picture presents. You can submit your description in the comments section below. This exercise will help you to be better able to describe scenes for your stories. (Also, I plan to make this into a weekly contest in the very near future!)
Here are some things to keep in mind for these challenges:
1- Try not to be overly descriptive. Most readers don't enjoy reading one adjective after another for a nearly a whole paragraph! :) That is an exaggeration, but I think you get what I mean.
2- If you feel stuck, consider trying to describe the picture to someone who is blind. Whether the blind person had vision at one time or never had vision, is your choice, but try being the "eyes" of a blind person when describing a scene.
3- Pretend that you are in the picture. What do you feel? What do you smell? What do you hear? Use the five senses to help you out!
Have any questions? Feel free to ask away!
For today's first challenge, describe this mountain top view!