I Have Fingers of Thunder

Johny Thundersbeard does not procrastinate about writing


You write a scene that features a dinner party.  You can write the scene as a straight description of a party of guests having,  you know,  dinner. 

Or,  you can use imagery to associate the dinner party with other things in the mind of the reader.  Depending on the imagery used,  the reader’s relationship to and experience of said imagery can bring that scene alive for them. The depth is added by their own associations you have aroused.

But, if the reader has limited experience of and no relationship with the imagery you have used to enliven the proceedings, then you may not succeed in adding the required depth to engage them.

If, your intention is to capture the interest of a niche audience then you may pull it off.  If,  your intention was to capture the interest of a larger audience then you may have been better off just using limited imagery to describe the dinner party.
Is that the secret of blockbuster authors? Straight description gives them access to the minds and attention of wider audiences.  Is it the secret to best selling authors? Straight description with just enough imagery used to give the impression of depth and just enough to pander to multiple niche audiences at the one time?

I wrote 400 words of my fantasy novel yesterday.


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This entry was posted on August 28, 2013 by in Cognition Ignition, My Novels, Procrastination For Good Not Evil, Today is a Victory.


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