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Writing Muse (2)

August 18, 2011

For those of you who are interested in an exercise to develop your sense of place as per the last recommendation, try the following:

1. Take your notebook for a walk.

2. Once you have located an inspirational place, observe it closely, then write down:

a) What you  can see

b) What you can hear

c) What you  can smell

d) What you  can taste

e) What you can touch

f) How the place makes you feel

g)Close your eyes and think about all these again

3. Write up your notes on the setting.

4. Put the notes away for a while.

5. Take them out at a later date and incorporate them into a piece of work in progress as I did for the courtyard in the Achillion Palace.

Am posting a larger version of the photo this time so that you can make out more detail.

Today’s tip from the Muse is ‘Be persistent.’


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