Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Everyone knows someone like this.

           Hey hey! :) This piece was a really quick, like, maybe two minute exercise we did in a 9 o'clock lecture, when we were talking about radio plays. We were discussing how you could get information across just through speech, and without anybody being able to see anything. So, the lecturer said that we should try to describe a person to someone who is blind.  The most effective way of doing this is to try and appeal to all of the senses, so rather than talking about them being 'six foot 5 with a medium build, with grey hair and tanned skin', you can far more effectively describe someone, or even somewhere by talking about the sounds and smells surrounding the situation. That way, your readers can really immerse themselves in their surroundings, and get much more of a feel for the characters, than if you were to just describe them aesthetically. 
               Anyhow, you didn't come here to read my ramblings, so here it is! Like I said, It was a really short exercise, very early in the morning - so it's really short. 

           'He smalls of cheap aftershave - too much cheap aftershave. His voice is almost as overbearing as his aroma; scratchy, nauseating and high-pitched, all at once. He seems to shout every third word and manages to insult almost everyone, without ever really meaning to. If he hugs you, you'll know- first, there's the crushing sensation, and secondly; because for the rest of the night- and for at least a few days afterwards - you'll smell of cheap aftershave too.'

                     I hope you enjoyed that, I'll try to do more descriptive stuff in the near future, hopefully without much dialogue because I do so much dialogue, it's nice to just talk about a place, rather than have someones voice destroying the landscape.
                     Let me know what you think in the comments :)

                     Thanks for reading! Laura

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