A Simple Quote for Writers on Imagination
March 21st 2012 22:58
Wise Words from Author Othello Bach
"Before you begin to write a sentence, imagine the scene you want to paint with your words. Imagine that you are the character and feel what the character feels. Smell what the character smells, and hear with that character’s ears. For an instant, before you begin to write, see and feel what you want the reader to see and feel." ~Othello Bach
I would add that entering fully into your writing in this way is crucial to creating powerful prose (whether fiction or non-fiction), or poetry, or drama, or web copy, or any other kind of writing.
I'd further say that engaging your imagination before you write is but one important part of an ongoing process. Try also pausing every now and then as you write. Simply envision each new idea, formulate each new image, and fully experience the ever-expanding range of emotions you will intricately weave into your writing -- eliciting the same and other complementary emotions from your reader through your carefully chosen words.
Embracing these creative practices will breathe life into your writing, helping you draw from somewhere deep within the very words that can make your writing sing.
Keep the song alive!
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