Sharpen Your Writing Skills: Write About Touch

by Randy Murray on October 9, 2012

For today’s exercise to sharpen your writing skills, touch an object and write about it.

Remember, as with the exercise on sight [link], the object of this exercise is to use your sense of touch not to simply describe the object, but to record and relay the experience of feeling the thing.

Touch, feeling, is one of the more difficult experiences to write about. I find that I have to focus and think to bring the experience of touch to mind. Perhaps it’s because we live in our skins and the constant experience reported from all over our bodies bombard our mind to the point where we’ve had to develop the discipline to ignore that sense most of the time.

Today, let the sense of touch and those feelings spring forward.

Write just one paragraph about the experience of touching this object, then read what you’ve written and take a few moments to test your writing and rewrite to improve it. There’s much more to explore within a simple touch.

Touch, then write.

The Sharpen Your Writing Skills: Write About Touch by Randy Murray, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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