Today we will take a short break from "To Build a Fire" in order to learn some BRUSH STROKES. No, that doesn't mean that we are painting with paint, but we are going to learn to paint pictures with our WORDS. Think about it; most sentences that students write are no better than what a third grader can produce. Knowing that, I want to give you the tools to create more vivid and powerful sentences, to get across the idea that is floating around in your head.
The first BRUSH STROKE we will learn today is the ABSOLUTE.
Engine smoking, tailpipe rattling, the car went into the parking lot.
Today we'll practice creating these sentences. I hope you have fun! (No, I'm not being sarcastic; I actually do think people can enjoy writing and producing exciting written work.)
Have a great day.