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By: David Wood
– Look into my eyes, look at the hypnotic essence of my stare. As my strong but gentle hand scoops you up, and we begin to glide over the dance floor, like the fog does over the water. My hot breath breathing on your neck, ear lobe. Not letting you go, as you stare into my hypnotic eyes. Your arm over my shoulder, the other holding my face near yours. As you bring up a leg while I steady your balance, I slide a open hand across your shin, like that of a violin. We begin bringing the audience’s stare, as they are captivated by our dance. We are performing the “Love Makers Dance” as we take over the dance floor. Like a hot fever leaving them breathless and thirsting for more. -
Now let’s take a look at this passage and what it has done:
1) Simply by using a little imagination and a picture that I had seen, it has presented you a subject.
2) You need to help the reader(s) see in their minds what you are describing. Give them the feeling of being there and seeing what you write about.
3) At times, using a little imagination and actual happenings from your life, can be useful when writing on-line. They can draw the reader into your thoughts as you express them from your heart, and not just going through a dictionary looking for words. I, for example, try making it as simple as possible for the reader as I can, that means that more people are willing to read my writing. Some authors like using giant words or words that you have to look up in the dictionary. If you’re stuck and not sure what to write about, try looking at different pictures, or people for that matter, and imagine what they are thinking about.
I hope this works, I tried by using a little story that I wrote to show a form of subject and how it draws some readers into the story.
Several times, people tell me that they want to write and then get stopped because their analytical mind takes over. Try waking up earlier than usual and writing before your logical mind is fully lucid. You need to write with your heart and edit with your mind. These are two separate functions. Think of when you are most awake and do your editing during that time.
If you are stuck, make yourself write every day. Write about your weird anecdotes, your stupid boss, your funny little nephew. Just write. The daily habit of writing is key when you can’t think of something novel to say. I get a lot of my funny writing done in my emails that I send to my friends. Funny or bizarre situations happen to me constantly and they are great comic relief material for my friends. If you have a slew of dating disasters, office horror stories or whatever, write it out. You may find your niche in your daily life.