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How to write a descriptive story about an apartment.

AminahThreads: 1
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Author: Aminah Ahmed
May 10, 2011, 10:48am   #1
I need to describe how an apartment looks in a story but I am having trouble.

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Author: Jen Jame
May 10, 2011, 05:20pm   #2
Think about describing everything without being so direct. Consider not just sight, but smell, touch, hearing, etc. For example, if I am to describe a hot day, I should actually try NOT using the words HOT, HEAT, WARM, etc. I would write.... The taste of salty sweat is the only liquid I can experience. If only I had an ice-cold, refreshing water or lemonade to quench my thirst. My shirt is drenched and my skin feels like it is melting.

So, if I am to describe an apartment, I must first consider what kind of person lives in the apartment. Male or female? Neat or messy? Smart or not? etc. Let's say the character is a slob. I would write... It's like I have walked into an infection. How can anyone survive the pungent odor of rotten fruit that hasn't been touched in days? Even the clothes have turned sour and have taken over the entire house. The wallpaper, while it may have once been in tact, is now torn and faded. I hear the bathtub leaking "drip....bloop...drip.....bloop.....drip" and want to vomit when I see the brown-stained sink covered in multiple layers of black tiny facial hair.


I hope I helped!!!

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May 11, 2011, 11:45am   #3
Thanks Jen, we are luck you have you helping here!

I wanted to also mention that it helps to visualize what the surroundings look like, and write about what you see.

Use imagery words and action verbs! Write something so we can discuss it and give ideas.
Just get started! :-)

AminahThreads: 1
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Author: Aminah Ahmed
May 14, 2011, 12:07am   #4
Thanks very much!
I am still working on my essay and what you wrote is very helpful!

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Author: Isai Amuthan
May 14, 2011, 01:16am   #5
Greetings !

Dear Aminah ,

An apartment is an object.....your essay must be descriptive ..you may write in based on your imaginery or if you are living in an apartment...talk about the reality he structure of the buliding ? The unique of the buliding and so on

Use WH question : What the apartment look like ? Location ? what you like the most ?

Please access these links :

http://language123.blogspot.com/2008/07/describe-house-you-living-in.h tml
http://yusleilyali.blogspot.com/2008/07/my-house-is-very-small-but-com fortable.html
http://www.sodahead.com/living/i-would-describe-my-home-as/question-14 88187/

Enjoy writing ....


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