Thursday, April 5, 2012

E Words: Energy and Elaborate

ENERGY
The strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity. A feeling of possessing such strength and vitality. Dynamic quality energy: the capacity of acting or being active & intellectual energy: a usually positive spiritual force energy flowing through all people

ELABORATE
Involving many carefully arranged parts or details; detailed and complicated in design and planning. . Planned or executed with painstaking attention to numerous parts or details. Intricate and rich in detail.
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Energy and Elaborate--two wonderful words: I love it when I get an idea for a short story or novel and feel the energy of it flowing on the paper. When I feel the energy, then I believe my reader does too. Not every idea I come up with reaches that point and I have to elaborate until I get on the right path. Sometimes I never capture what I’m aiming for and lose all enthusiasm for the piece.

Do you think there’s a trick to creating energy in your writing? Like me, do you elaborate, flesh it out, layer it until you connect with that strength, vitality, voice you’re striving for? Sometimes I take a look at my verbs, cut the passive and add active verbs to make my piece come alive.
Would you like to share your writing secrets with us?

7 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Energy is indeed an amazing thing, and when it corresponds with writing it brings such pleasure

Lynn Proctor said...

energy is fleeting haha--enjoyed your post

Rachel Morgan said...

It's not often that I can write with real energy. More often, I feel that energy when I get the ideas, when I'm imagining the story playing out. But actually writing it down is tougher!

Mr. Opinion said...

When I write I get energy from Classical music. I know it isn't ideal to listen to music and write but it works for me :P.

Bethie said...

I agree with Mr. Opinion. Music energizes. I like to be outside and turn on Pandora radio.

Jess said...

Thanks everyone for your comments.

Lynn said...

When you have the energy, you have to go with it and not stop until everything is down.