The Mastery Path for Writers: a new way to learn the skills you need

Lesson 15: Using Material from Observation

August 4, 2014

Tags: 5. The Power of Observation

When you practice using your powers of observation, you make that faculty stronger. In the process, you also collect a lot of material that you can use in pieces of writing. As you gather your material, and live with it for a while, you will find your own ways of using it. (Donít forget, though, that you donít have to use it, if you donít want to; the most important value of the practice of observation is to strengthen that faculty.) Here are a couple of ideas to get you started: (more…)

Lesson 13: The Power of Observation

July 21, 2014

Tags: 5. The Power of Observation

The imagination is the mental faculty that enables us to make pictures of things that arenít present to our senses. But in order to make those pictures, we need to have already filled our imaginations with raw material. How do we do that? By making use of another essential writerís faculty: our power of observation. The imagination is completely dependent upon observation; so, if we want to be able to use our imagination in our writing, we need first to develop our ability to observe. (more…)