Four Important Things About Imagery in Writing

We see in darkness.

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We see with light.

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And as every actor knows …

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It is a character.

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Don’t get me wrong. Darkness is not the absence of light.

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It is its medium. “The light of the mind” they say.

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Yes, and its gravity.

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And as for colour, well, it is as much a form of darkness as of light.

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If you’re writing of the light, and I include the light of the mind and any day on earth, such as this …

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… remember that neither shadow nor light came first …

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… and you cannot bring your readers to see one without the other.

 

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