Hey, everyone. As we all know, summer is coming to an end. Which, for most people (kids/teens) is sad. They have to start back on school. For me, not so sad. I've been doing school all summer. And I like autumn. For many reasons.
One, my birthday is in fall. ^_^ Two, it's not so hot. Everything is nice and cool. And then you can break out the scarves, mittens, boots, long sleeve shirts/jackets that are oh, so cute.
|Fall fashion is just too cute.|
But I think the biggest reason that I'm looking forward to fall is that I have the best inspiration during fall. I don't know what it is about fall that makes it that way. Maybe it's the fallen leaves and the wonderful, rich colors. Or maybe it's the chill in the air and the woodsy scent. Maybe it's the smell of pumpkin pie in the air, and the smoke that eases out of chimneys. Truthfully, I don't have a clue what it is about fall that makes me want to write, it just does.
During fall (though you can try it during any season), I like to imagine myself as the character, especially if I'm walking through the woods or something. I try to imagine one of my scenes taking place there. I pick a character that I want to be and I try to say and feel how that character would feel.
I might go walking around outside or in the house. Perhaps it's snowing (yeah, right. The desert gets more snow than my state). I will think of a scene that I love, or haven't written yet. Sometimes I use my siblings (Isn't that what they are for?) to help me act it out. I'll probably play the part of Guinevere. I'll act out the scene of my choice with the imaginary/invisible people around me.
I always act it out more than once, and the dialogue is NEVER the same. I try to imagine what Guinevere would say. It's always something sarcastic or high-and-mighty.
I would definitely recommend acting out your scenes before writing them! I find it makes the scene more realistic. And certainly more personal to the writer.
Welp, happy September! Before we know it, it'll be Thanksgiving, and then Christmas, and then New Years, and then . . . well, you get the point.
Galatians 6:9 KJV