Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Tuesday Tidbit: Your memoir’s December details

What is the taste of December? Does December make a sound? What is the feel of December? The temperatures? The textures? The smells? The colors?

In some parts of the world, December is a time of frigid temperatures and snow and ice. I’ve spent many Decembers in such a climate.

For three years, though, I endured Decembers with daytime highs of over 100 degrees and, from sunup ‘til sundown, a stiff hot wind blew across parched grasslands. It was a season of wildfires so the sight of blackened savannahs and the smell of ash signaled December. At such times, locals said, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!”

If one of your memoir’s vignettes is set in December, briefly capture the scene for your readers by including a few sensory details (sight, smell, sound, taste, and feel).

If you’ll do that, you’ll be inviting readers to experience your story with you.

There you have it:
This week’s Tuesday Tidbit,
your 15 seconds of inspiration.

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