When you read do you see a video playing in front of you? For better or for worse, I do. I also fall asleep telling myself stories and watching these scenes. Somewhere between awake and asleep is often where I fix troubled parts of my story, once the scene is clear in my mind I can write it.
How about writing, when you write what do you see then? It’s more difficult to craft these scenes (some days I’d rather just read a great scene!) Layer by layer a moment in a scene is built: the visuals, the sound, the texture, voices, smells, even taste can become important elements. Some of this has been written in the first draft and some was left out.
When I’m in need of texture I walk around my apartment touching walls, wood, and other items. I think about them, feel them, and then I write the object I need in my scene (sometimes nothing like the item I studied, but studying a single item helps my mind begin working through texture).
Happy Friday Everyone!