Monday, January 3, 2011

Write a portrait of someone in fewer than 10 sentences.

An enormous man dressed in an oilcloth slicker had entered the tent and removed his hat. He was bald as a stone and he had no trace of beard and he had no brows to his eyes nor lashes to them. He was close on to seven feet in height and he stood smoking a cigar even in this nomadic house of God and he seemed to have removed his hat only to chase the rain from it for now he put it on again. 

--Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian 
 

This week, describe someone--someone you love or hate, someone you know or have never met--vividly and completely, in 10 sentences or fewer.

Write with guts!

HERKIMER

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1/22/2011

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