Geography of the Imagination

I find that while writing, the lands in my mind tend to all take the same shape and look. My soul loves green, misty and ethereal, but sometime I must remember that I am not writing completely for myself. I think this is an important piece of the literary puzzle – your characters change, your plots change, so then mustn’t your settings change as well?

My hero/heroine tends to always reside or mainly be in deep mysterious forests with mist and massive trees. I love it, but to a reader this might become monotonous. Instead of the usual golden fields, try a garnet-hued desert, instead of sky-reaching mountains, why not a dandelion covered canyon? I always go for magical lakes moon touched and mysterious, maybe next time I will rather explore the images of bird-paradise estuaries or sun-dimpled marshlands.  It might feel uncomfortable at first, but after a while, you realize how much excitement and possibility could come from so many different areas of geography.





About Shemer

Author who loves reading, writing, horse riding, archery, books, dancing and many other things. Fulltime Soldier and part-time wildlife management student who loves to do adventurous things and explore the real world or books in her spare time.
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