The commercials are one of my favorite parts of the Super Bowl. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Football! Still, the creativity and humor from some of the ads inspire me.
This week on my blog we are going to learn some tips from Super Bowl commercials to help us come back with our own Writing Bowl Ring 2013.
The following commercial gives us great tips on Story World. Take a look:
5 Story World Tips From This Super Bowl Commercial:
1. Close Your Eyes and Put Yourself Into Your Imaginary World. Sometimes it is hard to write a scene without closing your eyes and imagining yourself there. What do you smell? Feel? Taste? See?
2. In Your Scene’s Story World Define What Makes It Unique. To avoid vanilla scenes, look for contrasting details in each setting. Find ways to bring out different qualities, so the reader feels as if they are there with you.
3. Look For Something In Your Own Setting And Showcase What It Would Be Like In Your Story World’s Setting. As we see through the artist’s imagination, the woman becomes a bird in the ad. If you are not writing speculative fiction you may not go that far, but you can show the difference between a woman in New York and a woman in North Dakota.
4. Showcase what is shocking in your story world. Think about what might surprise or excite a reader who doesn’t live in the location the scene is taking place. Showcase that in the senses so the reader experiences it in a way that builds excitement.
5. Give Your Story World A Time And Season. When you create a scene’s story world, give it a time of day and season of year. We see in the beginning of the commercial how it occurs at an exact time. We also see the passing of time and we have a sense for the temperature because there is no snow out the window, but it requires a jacket.