Hallucination on Demand

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I was thinking of storyboarding my stories to help with my description problems. (Description is one of those skills fanfic doesn’t give you.) I probably got the idea from the storyboard extra feature on the Sixth Sense DVD. However, I found an entirely different approach to the visualization problem on rasfc (rec.arts.sf.composition) - read St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises for tips on rolling your own hallucinations.

Technically his advice is for visualizing the Passion, but apparently it works just as well for visualizing alien worlds and bloody space battles. (I don’t believe in space battles, but that’s a whole other issue.) I’ll have to try to spiritually exercise my brain for my next story.

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