Day 2 of Visual Story Telling

Welcome to the beginning of a new month and a new kind of prompt from yesterday. We’re doing all visuals for the rest of the week to help capture the imagery stuck in your head but not seen by your audience in your story. This week is a way of thinking out loud or on paper to flush out what you see.

You need to start somewhere when you want to share a story with someone. When an audience can see the story in their own head, even if they don’t have the exact same picture as you then the impact is stronger. If you can’t see the action, the movements of your characters, or the world they’re in, then your readers are just as lost.

Going through your story chapter by chapter and actually capturing it on paper is a way to get you past previous blocks. Maybe a few sketches on a blank piece of paper will keep the fear of a blank page at bay if you have few doodles that look like something on them.

I also find that switching up the gears I’m using in my brain help refresh my idea. It’s like breathing a new life into what I’m been doing over and over again. Thinking can be visual. This is just like letting your daydreams find their place on a page. A start that leads to words.

Some writers practice writing outside of the margins, some cultures make their words visual by writing poetry in a circle or in shapes so that the focus is on a more than just words. The essence of the story is also held in the shape.

Keep going with your visualization. Take one more chapter today and doodle away for 5-10 minutes. Don’t keep it your head. Put it on paper.

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~Yoon Ju

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I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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