‘Seeing’ images and having visions is a powerful part of the visual imagination. Some writers naturally have a strong sense of the visual. Others have to work at developing this sense, much in the same way as a Zen Buddhist seeks to develop powers of concentration in order to meditate. Indeed, some writers consider writing, with its senses of heightened awareness, to be a form of meditation, something we’ll return to later. For now, however, since a strong visual imagination is an asset to any artist, let’s explore ways to develop this, and use it in your writing.
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