Writing in the Movie Frame of Mind-- 5/25/2004
New Colorado fantasy author writes with the silver screen in mind.
Writing in the movie frame of mind is exactly the technique that new Colorado fantasy author Scot R. Stone employed when
he sat down before his laptop to write his book The Chimes of Yawrana; Book 1 of the Snowtear Wars.
It's all in the details, Stone admits. If you look at the industry and pay attention as to why the most successful fantasy
authors are at the top, you will realize after reading their works that they have the unique ability to draw the reader into the
movie screen of the mind.
Five years ago the author attempted to sit and write but his aspirations failed when his imagery wasn't conveyed in the
manner that he wanted it to be. And then two major events changed his approach to finding success and a publisher to
produce his inventive story.
"The most important technique I learned to utilize was to structure my wording in a way that made one scene flow
believably into the next. That was the key to just turning the projector on - my eyes being lens." In addition he began using
descriptive words and unknown worlds to allow the reader to explore where no one has yet ventured. That in itself is a
movie waiting to be discovered by a production company, he says with a wry smile.
Asked as to what author has been his biggest influence, Stone states without hesitation, J.K. Rowling and her Harry Potter
series. He expounded upon the second major turn in his career saying, "To me it's the most fascinating and descriptive
accounts ever recorded in the pages of a book. Rowling has the ability to make the reader feel as if they were actually there,
step for step, with the characters. Very few books have done that for me as a reader. After I hit my slump, I never expected
to write again until I picked up the first Harry Potter book."
From then on Stone has never looked back. He already pounds away at the keys for his second book in the series, The Ice
Shadows of Arna. To me, the ability to transform the reader from their seat at home and onto your make-believe sets,
wherever your characters are, is the ultimate achievement. The most interesting scene I personally developed was the Grand
Hall of Yawrana.
The following article appeared on www.freelancewriting.com and PRWEB.com.