Welcome to Ron’s Tip of the Day. Throughout the week I will share a tip with you. This is an experiment in microblogging. Let me know how I’m doing. Today I am looking at Visualizing.
What is Visualizing?
According to the dictionary visualize means to ‘form a mental image’.
It doesn’t sound like much, but it is an important part of your writing tool bag. I have called it identifying with your character. Form a mental image for each character of your book with emphasis on your primary protagonist.
I doubt that there is a right way or a wrong way, so I will just talk about my way. I start out with just a basic description of my character and allow my mind to create within me an image of that character. Over the course of the story the image will change because I will be adding new thought patterns, experiences, and growth. That image is ingrained in my mind and it has great control over how he or she reacts to changing environments, activities, and so forth.
Forming an image is a lot like painting, except the canvas is your mind.
It sounds hard.
Not really. You probably do it now. If you read books you probably visualize the characters. Just start doing it as you write.
Tip of the Day : Create mental images of your characters, events, places, and things.
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