College Creative Writing Description Topics
1. College Description Exercise
Describe a bird without ever using the words wings, beak, or feathers.
2. College Places Description
Choose a place that you have not been in in some time (relative's house, elementary school, vacation site, etc.) Describe the place exactly as you remember it. Now go into the place. Write a second description. Use as much sensory detail as possible to convey the feelings evoked for the first and second drafts.
3. College Perspective Description Prompt
Write a description of the same forest from three different perspectives (e.g. a priest, a lumberjack, a conservationist, a child, a man looking to commit suicide, etc.)
4. College Character Description Prompt
Look up pictures of random people on the internet or in magazines. Going only off one image, describe the person in extreme detail. Include hygiene, kinesthetic detail, style, attitude, personality.
5. College Description Generator
Describe in detail a man who is drinking 12-year-old single malt scotch, but is drinking it out of a mason jar. Describe the woman who is in the S&M section of an adult store, crying her eyes out. Describe the child who has a bow and arrow set in one hand and a dead hamster in the other.6. College Phonebook Descriptions
Find interesting names in the phonebook. For each one, come up with a description of what you imagine that person looks like. Include hairstyle, clothing, jewelry, makeup, etc.
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