When you close your eyes, how do you picture Christmas?
As a writer, I try to be as visual as possible when setting a scene. It’s the only way I can bring the reader along with me. Let me show you what I mean:
Leafless trees stood stark against the charcoal night, their bare branches encased in Mother Nature’s transparent lacquer. The world was covered in white, the occasional human leaving tire tracks or footprints in their wake. Both were covered within minutes, as though no one had ever disturbed the scene. The street lamp’s soft light illuminated the crystallized scene, shimmering and sparkling. Shop windows, partially obstructed by the frost creeping out from their corners, faced the mounds of dirty snow piled up in the gutters that abutted the disappearing curbs. Everything was barren and frozen outside; everything warm and inviting inside those shop windows. Beneath the telephone lines, sagging low from the weight of the heavy ice, a family hustled home to prepare for the big night.
When writing for an audio podcast, however, there is very little scene-setting. Instead, the author must paint the picture within the characters’ back-and-forth dialogue. The magic of this is that listeners will fill in the blanks by visualizing a scene that is most familiar or relatable to them. Essentially, we’re all artists in our minds.
In Episode 5 of The Thursday Night Club, Christmas spirit is overflowing. But what will this mean for each of the members of the club? From aches and pains to revelations, the contest is having a profound effect on each of them. But what will it all mean come Christmas Eve?
Here is Episode 5: Christmas Eve Approaches
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