Before I begin my writing day, before my mug of decaf cools, I check my email, Twitter, a few websites. Today this blog by Alexandra Sokoloff on visual storytelling resonated, especially with respect to rewriting.

I am in a slow, difficult crawl through my third draft. This is the draft that (to paraphrase Kingsolver), “brings the meaning up and turns on the lights.” I have to fill out the visual dimension?which, for me, requires quite a bit of research.

Read the Alexandra Sokoloff blog. I like her film-making suggestions for thinking in terms of “establishing shots” and “master shots.” Approaching a Big Scene is intimidating. I’ll see if it helps to mentally put myself behind a camera.

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