hey how can i improve in being more descriptive?

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  1. MisterEThoughts

    MisterEThoughts MysteryOfUntoldTruth

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    hey how can i improve in being more descriptive?
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    Do little exercises... like, take something simple, like, a door, and get real into it, not just saying its a rectangle that pivots on a hinge... but get up into the texture, take the color, and liken it to something normally completely unrelatable, but that people would understand... like, black as the fingernails of a coal miner or something... and the more you do stuff like that, the more natrual it will become.
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  3. Mind~$oul

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    ^You just dont know what trap you set yourself up for.
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    I did or MisterE?
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  5. Mind~$oul

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    You...anaphora
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    Why? I don't get it... it was a good piece of advice... shit, it's a popular writing exercise...
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  7. Mind~$oul

    Mind~$oul I'm Pretty

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    lol naw i'm not talking about the advice you gave. That was good.

    Lets just say if it hasnt already happened, you will be bugged to death now.
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  8. Anaphora

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    Haha, not yet.
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  9. MisterEThoughts

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    wtf is going haha more advice pepleE? thanks ana i try that
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    There's a good verb exercise I just had in writing class.. I've had it before, haha, but it reminded me of it... instead of using regular verbs, think of new ones... like, take a household appliance/tool/object, and instead of saying like... "I interrogated her" you could say "He juiced the information out of her", or, "he grated her for information" or something... then also try animals, colors, just things that have an overtone to them, can be used as good verbs, to give a poem a more interesting perspective...

    For descriptiveness, also, look into good verbs, and different adjectives. Check a thesaurus, but don't start using it alot... there's thesaurus writers out there, and it doesn't always work... sometimes you just gotta say what you're trying to say, depends on the tone of the poem.
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    DaJackle ThoughtS ProcessinG

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    the moon meowed the clouds with high pitched tears
    and then giraffed the shredded pieces high above dogged atmosphere
    birded to know what it like to feel
    when some one
    bitched you

    haha you're right, that is fun
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    Defamiliarize
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    Hell, I've been put in people's sigs twice now.
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    its cuz your one bad motha...
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  15. MisterEThoughts

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    coool thanks ana ima try that thanks yoooo u got aim?
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