By Connie S. Hall
As a writer, have you ever wondered why you see the world that surrounds you the way you do? To every writer of fiction it is vital to be able to imagine yourself in another person’s place. Something magical happens when you let your thoughts wander and let your imagination take over.
The dictionary says imagination is: ”The act or power of forming a mental image of something not present to the senses or never before wholly perceived in reality.”
Fairy tales and fiction stories are usually the result of this process. Writers imagine images seen with the ‘mind’s eye’. A good writer invites the reader to pretend such stories are true.
Writing fantasy keeps my creative juices flowing, and I love creating make believe settings because they don’t need to resemble the world we live in. When people read the things I’ve written, I love hearing comments such as unique, inventive, creative, original, impressive, and fascinating. Keep your mental images flowing and let your thoughts wander as your imagination takes over in your writing.