Tip #21 The Scream: Think Like a Painter and Capture the Moment

This is a famous painting by the Norwegian Painter, by Edvard Munch. He wrote in his diary in an entry headed “Nice 22 January 1892”, Munch wrote:

I was walking along the road with two friends – the sun was setting – suddenly the sky turned blood red – I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence – there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city – my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety – and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.

The Scream – royalty free image

How many stories could you write from this one painting? Is one good painting worth a thousand stories? This painting takes one moment from the artist’s life and he paints on his canvas. It’s the right moment, and it’s the perfect moment in the story. 

For your story, find one moment and make it into a perfect painting inside your brain. Then you can write your own story from the painting in your mind.

The Scream from wikipedia:

Author: Chuck Anderson

Chuck Anderson is an art-student, runner, publisher, and writer who lives in Colorado. https://madcow.press

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