I’m honored to welcome writer V.V. Denman to What I Saw this week. I hope you’ll enjoy her guest post and the visual and metaphorical feast she’s prepared below.
In response to Melissa’s invitation to guest post on her blog, I found myself wandering around my backyard, camera in hand. (It didn’t take long as I have a small yard.) I began taking random pictures when an idea struck me.
My trumpet vine is a visual metaphor of the writing process.
(Work with me here.)
We begin with a bare-bones outline and a tiny sprig of an idea.
Then the plot begins to bloom and before long it grows into a beautiful story.
After a while, the draft becomes too wild and we’re forced to trim it here and there.
And no matter what we do, new story ideas pop up all around.
I’ll look at my trumpet vine differently from now on.
Can you think of a metaphor for writing?
V.V. Denman is a Christian writer from North Texas. When she’s not feverishly typing at her keyboard, she’s rolling her eyes at her husband’s corny jokes or laughing with her five children. Her two dreams in life are to raise said children to be responsible adults, then maybe – just maybe – get a bit of her writing published. Visit her at vvdenman.com.
Full trumpet vine photo credit: Fourth Picture – Wikimedia, Annelis