Always wanted to have a go at writing fiction? Stuck at home with extra time on your hands? Why not try this little exercise and see how you get on? It’s in two parts:
1. Describe a serious weather event. A blizzard? Gale? Flood? It’s up to you. But describe it from the standpoint of someone watching it from a window.
2. Now dramatize that same weather event from the point of view of someone out in it, experiencing it full on. What does it feel like? How does it assail their senses? Which ones? Why are they out there in the first place? Where have they come from? Where are they going? Who’s that person watching them from a window? Have fun with it. Keep going…
See, hear, feel, smell and taste the difference?