Kingsmead College students attended a creative writing workshop during the Kingsmead Book Fair 2017. Students were asked to write a story inspired by the prompt: “This morning when I woke up…” After the students were done, they had to read over the piece and inject some sensory descriptions to their story, paying attention to all five senses: touch, smell, sights, taste, and hearing.
This is a great exercise that brings to life the “show, don’t tell” rule of writing. It helps to give the writing some colourful and helps the reader picture and feel what the characters are going through. You can use any prompt to get the creative juices flowing. Try this with your reading group.