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Visualization for descriptive detail
Visualization and descriptive visualization 1: formation of mental visual images Visualization. (n. d. ). Retrieved June 12, 2015, from http: //www. merriam-webster. com/dictionary/visualization descriptive 1: giving information about how something or someone looks, sounds, etc. : using words to describe what something or someone is like Descriptive. (n. d. ). Retrieved June 12, 2015, from http: //www. merriam-webster. com/dictionary/descriptive
Why does it matter? ● When writers use visualization to add descriptive details to their writing they get to run the movie in someone's head. ● The writer gets the power to create whatever picture they want in the reader's mind. This allows the writer to pick the images that are important to that moment or that character. ● It allows writers to pick what they want the reader to see. You can allow readers as much freedom for interpretation or as little. ● This is intentional, you know what is important to that moment or that character to make sure that the reader gets the picture from your words.
Mentor Text On Writing - Stephen King Pg. 105 Look--here’s a table covered with a red cloth. On it is a cage the size of a small fish aquarium. In the cage is a white rabbit with a pink nose and pink-rimmed eyes. In it’s front paws is a carrot-stub upon which it is contentedly munching. On it’s back, clearly marked in blue ink, is the numeral 8. Do we see the same thing? We’d have to get together and compare notes to make absolutely sure, but I think we do. There will be necessary variations, of course: some receivers will see a cloth which is turkey red, some will see one that’s scarlet, while others may see still other shades. (To color-blind receivers, the red tablecloth is the dark gray of cigar ashes. ) Some may see scalloped edges, some may see straight ones. Decorative souls may add a little lace, and welcome--my tablecloth is your tablecloth, knock yourself out.
It is not. . . On Writing: Stephen King pg. 106 What am I going to say, “ on the table is a cage three feet, six inches in length, two feet in width, and fourteen inches high”? That’s not prose, that’s an instruction manual.
Give it a go. . . With the picture you brought in, decide on one part of that picture that is important to that moment. Then use details to paint the picture in the reader’s mind. You can give them opportunity to interpret is as you wish, or make it very clear the picture you want to paint.