Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Taking Hold of the Vision

"Vision" is defined in the dictionary as follows:
1.    The act or power of sensing with the eyes.
2.    The act or power of anticipating that which will 
or may come to be.
3.    An experience in which a personage, thing, or event appears vividly or credibly to the mind, although not actually present.
4.    Something seen or otherwise perceived during such an experience: The vision revealed its message.
5.    A vivid, imaginative conception or anticipation.

Guess which category writer's fall under -- all of them.

1.    Our eyes are what give our characters their traits.  Remember, the people around us influence how our characters move, speak, their facial expressions -- it's what gives us the ability to make our characters and their world real for you.

2.    This is imperative to me especially. Because the story unfolds in front of me as it will for you when you read it.  I need to be able to anticipate what will happen next (or in my case what will happen first).  Believe me, I've been wrong in that assumption on numerous occasions.

3.    This one doesn't really need any explanation.  We all know how "vividly" my characters and their world appear in my mind.  I'm not too sure if the latter part of that is correct -- just joking, I know they're not physically there.

4.    This is when the whole of the story comes together, the ending if you will.  Yeah, I know I always know the ending first.  It still means the same, except for me it's when the beginning pulls it all together.

5.    Another one that needs no explanation.

A writer's vision is their imagination, something that most lose in the transition of becoming an adult and I'm no exception.  However, I've been blessed to get it back and holding onto it, if you can believe it, is what keeps me sane, because ultimately my vision will take you on a journey and hopefully it will help you find your imagination again.

Have a great day.