Most of us, when we write, focus on who is doing or saying. Here is something new to try – telling a purely visual story. Bonus points if you use visual comedy to underscore a dramatic moment.

Visual writing is harder because you have to conjure pictures with words. To use a bare minimum of words to create a visual moment in a reader’s mind takes planning. More specifically it takes setting up a moment with character and scene setting.

Below is a short video about visual comedy and how Edgar wright does it very well. What would happen if you were to attempt to replicate that richness of things seen within a written story? What might change?

Give it a go and then let us know how things worked for you.