This one was a tough one. But I looked up the definition of Kaleidoscope and this is what I found: An instrument invented by Sir David Brewster, which contains
loose fragments of colored glass, etc., and reflecting
surfaces so arranged that changes of position exhibit its
contents in an endless variety of beautiful colors and
symmetrical forms. It has been much employed in arts of
This got me thinking, our writing in a way is much like a Kaleidoscope. Instead of colors, writers use words, but the effect is similar. Move a few things around and you have an entirely different meaning. A fresh new perspective.
If a chapter is not flowing quite the way you want it, shake things up, manipulate it until you love it. Characters falling flat? Add a little something extra to them.
Just remember that one small change can breathe new life into your writing. Whether you're working on a first draft or a final polish, The slightest flick of pen or brush of a keystroke can change everything.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Posted by Renae at 6:13 AM