30 Apr 2013


Week ONE: Use this to help you write your action sequence for your story. Click here to get some interesting words.

Write a description of a storm using onomatopoeia, lots of detail, adjectives and show the effect of the storm on the landscape. You can use any of the ideas below.
It was dark.   > Darkness surrounded us.  We were trapped in darkness. Darkness curled around the house. The moon glimmered in an ink-black sky. Night fell like a velvet curtain. Darkness enveloped [enclosed/surrounded] the earth. The grey air darkened. The sun threw luminous streaks across the sky, like dying embers.

It was windy.   > Air rushed into us, forcing us back.  > the wind slashed through the trees. the wind blew so hard it pushed us back into the mist :-)

It was cold.

It was raining.

The woods crashing through darkness, the booming hills,
stampeding the fields under the window
Floundering black astride and blinding wet 

The writer makes it feel quick by using a list. I can tell this from all the commas. It’s like one thing after another.