Bent Wrists Lesson 5: Energize Your Writing

Time for another writing lesson!  Today we will focus on IMAGE!  It is the Energizer Bunny for your writing!  Artists deal in color and composition; musicians deal in pretty sounds; dancers deal in movement…but WRITERS deal in the abstract medium of WORDS.

Writing as an art begins when we surrender ourselves to the world of IMAGES.  Images tantalize the senses and call up pictures in the mind.  You, as a writer, must help the reader SEE, HEAR, SMELL, TASTE, and FEEL a scene.

Now, pretend we’re going on a camping trip.  If you don’t like camping, pretend you do and come along anyway.  Wipe that frown off your face!  This is FUN!  It’s a writing camp…and you get to choose where to set up your tent. Continue reading