The first step is to focus on small moments. This requires that you observe moments that happen in an instant and capture them in your memory. Keeping a small notepad is helpful, but don’t try to describe it entirely. Jot down a few words that will call the moment back to your memory. The main thing is to watch and listen. There is so much happening in a single instant that there will be plenty to write about later.
- What is happening?
- What is the underlying emotion?
- Is it an emotion that others can relate to?
- Can the moment tell a story?
- Is there an interaction that others can identify with?
My challenge to you is to find one of these moments and capture it. Part three of this series will help you to arrange it into a poetic form, so don’t worry about perfect writing. The key is to observe the world around you and the people in it.