January 17, 2013
or why writing is a bit like cinematography.
I took the following pics when we were camping a few days ago (yes, I know I’m an abysmal photographer). It occurred to me much later that this series of shots mirrors my approach to writing. It’s funny how the mind works.
Sometimes, when I’m stuck, I change focus and suddenly the scene will work. I think this awareness of zoom and angle is second nature for screenwriters, but us fiction writers have to work at it.