Painters have a lot of different tools at their disposal to create an image: oils, watercolors, acrylics, computer graphics. Photographers have light, composition, angle, framing, the capabilities of their camera and film or electronics, and of course Photoshop® and its cousins. Sculptors have stone, wood, found objects, metal, even sand.
We writers have words—hundreds of thousands of them in the English language alone—so there should never be a problem with creating a clear image, right?
Alas, we know that’s not true. It’s not how many or how few tools we have at our disposal, it’s how we use them that matters...Read More