Playing the Scale

Switching from a steamy romance scene to one of my other jobs made me do a reality check last night. I was squinting my eyes to the tiny miniatures the size of an eraser tip and I had to laugh at myself. I’m an adult and I was sitting there making miniature boloney sandwiches in the shapes of bunny rabbits. It’s no wonder that I write fiction. The food that I make with my own hands is mouse size and it’s not even real.

All day my head swam with thoughts with different fantasy scenes that involved real props that I created. I could recreate my fairy house for inspiration. Seeing something that’s tangible, a diorama of my words creates a bigger impact and makes them more alive. Instead of story boards, I think I’m going to try my hand at 3D objects.

Of course, my goal is to get two things created at once. I can share the my fantasy worlds at my upcoming shows while my story takes tangible shape. So if you want a hobby that goes along with your writing, then give diorama making a try. You might be amazed at what you see those of create in this miniature area. Traditional doll houses are nothing compared to those with a writer’s imagination. We go all out.

There’s a little Harry Potter, meets pixie dust, and dragons gone wild. Artists tell stories without words, and writers should take note. Not an artists? Then, create a story board. Don’t beat your head against a wall trying to come with a new fantasy world on your own. Take a look at all the talented artists out there.

This leads me to your prompt for today. Change the scale of the world your story is set in. What would happen if you turned your characters into giants? What if they shrunk? Play with the scale of your setting, and your characters. How does their perspective change? Do they look down or up all the time? Think about the details and write for 5-10 minutes.

Then, we’ll start again tomorrow. My posts are Monday to Friday!

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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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