Writing on ‘Hard Mode’: The trick to understanding physical space

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Are you ready to try writing in hard mode? I want to tackle something this week which, in my opinion, is one of the hardest technical aspects of creative writing; managing physical space. By this, I mean creating a clear image of the space your characters are occupying and how they are moving within it. This will be a particularly important skill for writers of erotica and action/adventures as these genres rely heavily on complex physical actions which must be explained clearly for your scenes to make sense.

A Quick Demonstration

It’s easy to brush over this article and think ‘it’s not that bad’ so I want to give you a practical demonstration of why this skill is tough to master. This exercise was shown to me by one of my creative writing teachers years ago and it’s a lot of fun.

First you need to grab a friend and…

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