I was looking at the leaves on a tree wave as the wind gusted by at a barbeque a few years ago, and I thought to myself “I’m going to describe my main character looking at this very image one day”. It wasn’t till later that I recently that I realized what I was doing. The fact is that I am a synergist. In order to explain what that is, you have to understand the meaning of synergy. Don’t worry, I won’t trouble you to look it up.
Synergy is the creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts.
Now consider your own writing process and where you derive your ideas mainly. For example, I look around me everywhere I go to remember the slightest detail about things and moments that I can put on paper to make an idea better. Do you find yourself doing this with your everyday life as well? We look at scenery or listen to music that lingers in our minds to form ideas. In doing so, we can make all these lonely ideas come together in our very own creation on paper. It all comes back to synergy. The way we take so many different things and attributes in life and conform them into one sentence. One page. One story.
We all create synergy on paper by writing about these compiled images and memories all brought together to make an enhanced moment. So enhanced that the reader can see or sometimes feel what we write. I guess this means you should consider yourself a synergist, too. Now I’m not the only weirdo in the blog. Thanks!