Empower your writing by creating an atmosphere.

In On writing on September 1, 2012 at 5:48 am

In my writing I have learned the power of atmosphere.  That one’s environment can invoke powerful emotions and imagery to your craft.

So what environment do you use to empower your writing?

 en·vi·ron·ment  (n-vrn-mnt, -vrn-)


1. The circumstances or conditions that surround one; surroundings.

2. The totality of circumstances surrounding an organism or group of organisms, especially:

a. The combination of external physical conditions that affect and influence the growth, development, and survival of organisms:

So what influences your growth, and development when your write?

I noted a while back while doing a bible study that Gensis makes it clear that God crated an environment conducive to growth.  Then populated it.

Gen 1:10 And God called the dry [land] Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that [it was] good.
Gen 1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl [that] may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

So here we see God creates water then fills it with fish.  You see this pattern throughout the first chapter.  He creates an atmosphere first, and then populates it.

I try to fill my ears with music that evokes the images I want to project on the page when I write.

Here’s an example

This music evokes an emotion that I use to capture in my writing.

What music or other ways do you use to power or otherwise create an atmosphere for your writing?


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