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Saturday, September 8, 2012

(notes) Visualize When Writing - See It, Live It

Stuffed Animal sitting in Clouds

Whatever you're writing about, picture it in your mind - the opening, the feelings, your opinions, your questions, your preferences.

This is not only good for you but also great for your readers... Because, if You can see and feel the action, you will be able to tell a more compelling story or give a great review that will help them see and feel the action as well. And, they'll love your writing because of it.

This doesn't take a lot of work but, it DOES take continuous practice.

Visualize it. Live it. Feel it. Tell it.

You can do this. And, it especially works well when writing novels or reviews - or, producing a video or movie.

See the scene. (You don't have to write out a full sentence or a bunch of detailed information. Get the gist of what you want down. List words that describe the scene so that you don't lose them.)

View it in slow motion.

Hear the conversation. See the reactions. Feel your emotions (or, your character's emotions).

Visualize the physical and emotional responses given by your characters or the people involved.

If you're writing a rant, relax and try to remember the order things took place in the situation. What happened that pissed you off and HOW did it all begin? Replay it in your mind and see it. And, if you're adding a little comedy to the writing, try to view the situation from various angles.

If you do this and you're still grinding your teeth trying to get your story or review onto paper, then at least four things could be wrong...

1. memory not sharp enough to see or remember the sequence of events, interactions, and responses (Even if it's fiction you must be able to tell it like you're there or WERE there.)

2. need to improve vocabulary and/or communication skills to explain the story better and to replay it to yourself

3. you have little or no emotions about the situation and can't feel it enough to really care about talking about it or writing about it

 4. you haven't taken any notes or organized what you want to talk about

You have to "correct" all of these things if you want to improve your writing and visionary skills for producing a first class project that people will be interested in.

If you can't see it in your head, chances are you may never see it on paper (or, "digital paper").

How To Write A Review Article

This video guide by Jurgen Wolff, who has been a professional writer for 25 years, is about "how to write a review if you're critiquing an article". It is also a good video to learn from if you're writing an argument or debating someone's opinions or ideas.

Video provided by - VideoJug