Include Everyday Objects

by Cassandra
(Wisconsin, USA)

When writing/reading fiction, I've found that it's easier for the reader to relate and feel open to the characters if they have something in common with them. Even the little things are important. If you say "she ate breakfast before catching the bus", the reader doesn't feel a connection as much if you had said "she ate a bowl of Lucky Charms before catching the bus".

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Jun 06, 2010
Beware of product placement
by: Count Ludwig

Late again. Breakfast was a bowl of tiny hard biscuits bobbing in milk. "Lucky Charms" she read as she crunched impatiently. They still bobbed in her stomach as she ran clacking and skidding, only to reach the bus well before the queue had finished boarding. She flashed her pass and got through to a seat at the back, and dabbed her eyes as the sweat rose.

Jun 30, 2009
Absolutely right.
by: Sophii

I agree completely. It makes the writing more personal, too, as well as being easier to visualise.

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