One of my favourite books (and movie) is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Not only because Roald Dahl is a brilliant author, but because it’s about a chocolate factory. Personally, I’d like a chocolate river to run right past my desk.
It’s not just about the chocolate though. In the 1971 movie with Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, there’s a song called Pure Imagination.
Basically, it’s an epic song about the power of imagination, sung by a character who built a whole world out of chocolate and sweets. One verse states:
If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Want to change the world?
There’s nothing to it
As writers, we have full control over our imaginary worlds – most of the time. As humans, we tend to forget that our writing has the potential to change the world, even if that isn’t what we’re aiming for.
Long story short, take a listen to Pure Imagination, and remember the potential you have to create a world that is beautiful and poignant (and full of chocolate of course).
When your characters get lost in imagination, what do they dream about?
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What sort of world do your characters live in? Do they have the power to change it for the better or worse? What would they do if they suddenly discovered they could create chocolate rivers?