My post today is about one of the parts of writing I sometimes struggle with which is visualisation of a scene.
What I mean is seeing the scene in my head and getting it down on the page well enough for readers to see it too. When the process works it’s great fun but when I struggle it forces me to work very hard. One of the reasons I love the cover of A Gentleman’s Folly my story with Liquid Silver books is because the image says so much.
Things I use to help me visualise a scene.
Smells, incense sometimes helps, or a waft of a fragrance like orange.
Textures help me too, the smoothness of polished wood, the touch of fine linen too.
I use some real objects to help me visualise and also a lot of images to help my mind along in the description of a scene.
Once I have the sense of the scene in my head then I try to transfer it to the page.
I wonder what other writers use to help them visualise where their characters are?
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