Welcome to my 2020 Blogging A-Z April Challenge. Each day, I will post a brief Journal On! Daily Writers’ Workshops lesson and prompt. Teachers, parents, and students may use the material to encourage daily writing practice, spark insight, and embrace mindful reflection.
Welcome back, Everyone.
Shhh. Listen. Hear that?
Sounds surround us. Mechanical and natural sounds are around us all of the time. Most sounds remain in the background, so we don’t pay attention to them all of the time. We would be very distracted if we had to hear all sounds.
Background sounds give our world dimension. Writers incorporate sound imagery to give scenes depth, making the setting authentic and familiar. A common tool is using onomatopoeias. Onomatopoeias are words that create sound effects. It makes the sensory descriptions more expressive and fun. You can hear a gurgling coffee pot better than the coffee pot percolating. Adding auditory sensory experiences enriches the scenes and moods.
Let’s write about the sounds around us. What do you hear?
Until tomorrow, Everyone.
Antoinette Truglio Martin is the author of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. The memoir is a wimpy patient’s journey through her first year of breast cancer treatment.