Saturday, December 29, 2007

Blog Hog

Hello, peeps! Blogger has eaten my posts twice, and like an idjit I'd composed them in Blogger instead of in Notepad. Thus, my creative efforts were lost forever. I'll try to do another post sometime in the coming week, and let's hope this time it sticks! ~Sherrie

Friday, December 7, 2007

Movie In My Head

I just finished watching Cinderella Man, starring Russell Crowe (the man with the velvet voice) and Renee Zellweger. It was a great movie, and it inspired me with ideas for about ten million new stories I want to start writing this very minute.

I'm a very visual person. When I write, I envision the scenes like a movie playing in my head. When I play out the scene in my head, I often stop to visualize camera placement, lighting, sound effects. Each element clicks into place like pieces of a puzzle, and then the scene and actors are set, and my fingers start flying.

I often wonder if readers do the same thing. When I read a book, my internal movie is always running. How about you? Do you visualize as you read, like a movie in your head? Or is it the actual words that do it for you? How do you experience a book?