Imagery in Writing


It is important to write in a way that readers can visualize what you are writing about. Write about what you see, hear, smell, taste and feel. These imagery create a vivid picture that makes the reader get caught up in the story. For example if you are writing a hospital scene you could describe the smell of disinfectant in the air, doctors and nurses busily attending to patients, or rushing to a particular room as a code blue alert sounds on the intercom. Long, spotless corridors, porters transporting patients on stretchers… create that hospital scene. Keep your stories alive with the use of imagery. Good luck and happy writing.

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  1. I was reading on my iPad last night and found a paragraph in he book that was so filled with the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the environment that I had to stop, electronically underline it, and promise to go back to it. Alive with imagery… I know jus what you’re talking about. I will work on it. Thanks!

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