Small exposition this time, as I'm already late >.>
When writing, the main idea is to get the reader to see what you're writing on the page. Because of this, we use words and devices that invoke detailed images in the minds of the readers. Good writers can make you literally see what's going on, in your mind's eye.
However, we (as writers in general) get so caught up in painting pictures that we tend to forget about the other senses: sound, touch, taste, and smell. Invoking these others senses can be just as satisfying to the reader as painting Sight can be; some of my favorite passages in books have been words that let me almost feel the same texture the heroine felt ("as her hand ghosted over the rough, frayed hilt of an old dagger, loose ends getting caught between her fingers..." for example). And if you can manage a scene that touches every single one of the five senses without seeming like too much of an info-dump, that's talented writing right there.
Alternatively, a good way to get the reader into the head of a character is using a surprising choice of sense to describe something: tasting sweet blue, smelling the chill cold, touching his tangled thoughts, hearing the loud decor...
Try and use all the different senses to present the same idea, and see what you get out of it.
THE PROMPT: Purple.
1) 300 words plzkthx.
2) Title your entries "OPEN" or "POSITIVE ONLY"
3) Have fun~
Okay so... I seriously need help.
With my homework.
I need a topid for a paper. I've been researching and mooshing my brain trying to find something but I got nada.
We have to pick a paper topic for my history class and I'm absolutely clueless. The topic has to be something debateable-- I.E. there's evidence for both sides of the discussion-- and it has to be between 1750 and 1917.
The guidelines are to pick a topic which "identifies a specific region and/or culture which either engaged in or experienced colonial control or influence."
We then have to answer one of five questions:
1) Why did (or did not) the colonized culture adopt particular Enlightenment ideas?
2) How did the non-indigenous presence transform or alter the indigenous culture's relationship with it's natural environment?
3) How did the introduction of non-indigenous values or ideas have an impact on the indigenous people's relationship with its own traditions?
4) How did the introduction of new technology impact the relationship of the indigenous people to the governing group?
5) How did the colonial or imperialist experience cause the colonizing/imperialist country to reconsider itself as an "enlightened civilization?"
Originally, my topic was going to be on the American Colonies and Britain-- how they adopted enlightenment ideas to explain why it was their right to break away from Britain. The debate was going to be over whether they used these englightenment ideas as merely excuses so they could get what they wanted or if it was a true revolution and built on solid beliefs.
Then I found out WE CAN'T USE AMERICA AT ALL.
Stupid liberalist bastards. -.-
So now I've been looking through other parts of the world and while I can find other colonies just fine, it's hard finding a debate topic for them. I'd love to do Ghandi but he doesn't fit the required time period. Britain and Australia caught my interest but I couldn't find anything Scholars were debating about with that history and plus I didn't know how to tie in enlightenment ideas. Then I thought England and India-- maybe something to do with the Indian Mutiny??-- but again, I can't find something to seriously debate. Also it's hard to tie in Enlightenment in India during that time period.
So. *whimper.* Help me. Please.