I’d like to share on this blog some of my writing process. When I went to write the short piece “In the Garden” for ENGL302, I was having a hard time visualizing the location. Since I did not want the reader to feel as if the surroundings were “floaty”, I realized that I would need to know exactly where they were myself. I’m also trying to be a better artist–I’m terrible at it–so I thought it would be a real help to sketch out the area. Below, you can see what I created. It ultimately aided me greatly when I went to write the exercise (not that the exercise was a standout).
It’s also interesting to compare what I sketched & what was written. Everything is a draft until the submitted work.