NaNoWriMO Writing Prompt - Day 20:
Making someone able to feel, and relate to events happening within a scene; making a reader become a part of your writ, from one page to the next, is a challenge. Until I started writing a novel in 2015, based on an idea I had in my head since the last 4 years, I used to always wonder why have more than 2-3 draft? What good would revisions do? Today, almost 80 thousand words into the novel, I realize how hard it is to convert a reader into a character. Today’s prompt is based on the same difficulty of writing. It’s by Russian novelist Anton Chekhov.
“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” - Anton Chekhov
Write something keeping in mind the above quote. Whatever you write, it should be able to immerse the reader within your writ. It should make use of all their five senses that you can reach out to, stroking their seventh sense of imagination.
Here’s more interesting information about the origins of the above the prompt by QI. Definitely worth the read.