In my writing I have learned the power of atmosphere. That one’s environment can invoke powerful emotions and imagery to your craft.
So what environment do you use to empower your writing?
en·vi·ron·ment (n-vrn-mnt, -vrn-)
1. The circumstances or conditions that surround one; surroundings.
2. The totality of circumstances surrounding an organism or group of organisms, especially:
a. The combination of external physical conditions that affect and influence the growth, development, and survival of organisms:
So what influences your growth, and development when your write?
I noted a while back while doing a bible study that Gensis makes it clear that God crated an environment conducive to growth. Then populated it.
|Gen 1:10||And God called the dry [land] Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that [it was] good.|
|Gen 1:20||¶||And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl [that] may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.|
So here we see God creates water then fills it with fish. You see this pattern throughout the first chapter. He creates an atmosphere first, and then populates it.
I try to fill my ears with music that evokes the images I want to project on the page when I write.
Here’s an example
This music evokes an emotion that I use to capture in my writing.
What music or other ways do you use to power or otherwise create an atmosphere for your writing?