Inspecting the world around me, I notice the smallest of things. The contrast of cream colored letters on a jet black keyboard and a brilliant copper coin laying against the top of a mellowed brown desk top. These vibrant colors entice me if I care to give them a glance. Reaching out to feel the articles, my fingers run over smooth, frequently used surfaces. Coldness seeps into my bones as my heat flees into the objects I hold. Can you feel it? The small grooves of the penny in my hand? The subtle rises and falls of each line form the image of Abraham Lincoln on the front of the coin.Sadly, we spend so much time staring at our world that we forget how magnificent everything really is and then we lose our appreciation of it. Such as our eyes. They are complex objects that allow us to see. We pick up fine details every second of every day and then the information we gather is directed to our brains to sort out. There is where I suppose we discard the details as something ordinary and dull.Through my eyes, ears, mouth, hands I can help you feel the world around you as you inhale words on pages that flutter by. Reading a book is like being blind and deaf. You can’t tell what’s going on except that the world is moving around you. Until you are told, one way or another, every detail around you, you don’t realize the beauty you could behold.
Musicians know the concept that I am trying to explain. They produce music with such rhythm and beat that they can’t help but prick feeling within you. Adam Young, author of the band Owl City, creates flows of music that gently push your feelings this way and that. By manipulating you through song and lyrics, you feel what he is portraying. Through writing you can do the same if you add details that will blow your reader away.
Don’t be afraid to describe. The longer the description the better the book. It depends on the situation and who the reader is. Description is needed, don’t forget that. Let go of your description juices onto your paper and write away. Convey the feelings you mean to give and your reader will soak it in and imagine what is happening. “There is more to this great adventure than you will ever believe” (To the Sky, Owl City). Let your reader be involved with your adventure with the description you give.