The Art of Composing
com·po·si·tion (n). The artistic arrangement of the parts of a picture.
Full disclosure to anyone who might be reading my blog (I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve all disappeared since it’s been so long since my last post)…
The words I’ve been composing have not come to me quite so quickly as of late, but I was reminded of the uncanny similarities between photography and writing last week during an outing to a riparian area in Arizona with my photography instructor and other shutter bugs.
It’s all about capturing the perfect scene — either with words or through the lens.
We’re all trying to tell a story with our art, aren’t we?
I’ve also learned that the act of photography, which I (sadly) did little of in 2016, has a tremendous impact on my creativity overall, often adding a boost to my writing. And frankly, shooting photos just makes me happy!
The goal is to do much more shutter snapping over the course of 2017. And, of course, to continue pounding the keyboard, even on those days that it offers frustration vs. the frenzy of flowing words.
For Writers, Readers, Everyone: What stories are you trying to tell? What fiction have you read lately with the perfectly composed scenes and structure? How are you keeping your creativity fueled?