268. Observation exercise: Outside a window

For this exercise, go to the nearest window and focus on the first object that catches your eye—a fly? A dying geranium? A mailbox? Figure out a way to incorporate the object into your story. I’ll use all three:

Let’s say I’m writing a mystery. I might have a single fly lead the detective to a dead body. Or a dying geranium next to three healthy ones might be a tip-off that poison was used and the killer ditched the rest of it on the plant as he fled. Or a mailbox in front of an abandoned home might be the perfect place for scheming criminals to exchange notes.

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