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Writing Tips #4 – Mood Boards

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Not everybody thinks the same way. Ok, that obvious. But what does it mean for your writing? I am incredibly visual. So for me, when I read, my eyes switch off; I just see images. When I think, despite being a writer and thinking about writing a lot, I still think in a mixture of words and images, when I am being explained something I need a diagram. But, even if I wasn’t a visual person, I would still value ‘images’. Pinterest is a secret obsession of mine. It truly is an endless supply of muse’s, inspiration, character ideas and writing tips. If you don’t have an account get one, you won’t regret it.

Every time I get a new idea, I create a new board, I have boards for settings, locations, characters, tiny details of worlds and characters, boards for research, boards just for inspiring images to take my brain away to other places, I have a board for just about everything, including Christmas present ideas and games to play with the kid!

My point is, Pinterest.com is possibly one of the most useful sites I have ever been on or signed up to. It is my constant referral page, a mood board I can carry with me in my pocket with 10,000 images all at my fingertips. You could have ten million pictures if you really wanted, your only limited by the amount of time you have! My only negative about pinterest is that as much as I am visual, I also like to see and touch my mood boards, so for me this is a downside, but the ability to be able to have SO many images in one place, far outweighs the fact I can’t touch, re position and faff with the images.

If you don’t have an account, and you signed up as a result of this, let me know how it goes. Happy Pinning!

Creative help needed… Enquire within.

I need help – creative artistic help…

But first a quick update –

I’m now at 27… and something weeks…. how did that happen!? I think that puts me firmly in the third trimester?

I have no idea what has happened in all the blogs I read, so forgive me I will spend the next week catching up on everyones.

BUT I have finished my dissertation! YAY. I still can’t quite get my head around the freedom yet! I still feel like I am meant to be doing something and I am still clock watching like I am under pressure! Except I’m not!!

We had a car accident a couple of weeks ago, were all fine, there were a few hospital trips, the teeniest of ruptures which meant blood passed between me and the baby but it was soooo small no one was worried.

So, now I just waddle more than I was waddling because of the SPD!!

So I am free now, to do whatever I want… So I have created a pile of books to read the height of me! and I have got my novel back out finally after what feels like a life time… and all things creative… I have been making wallets – duct tape wallets – pics below.

and now my problem…

The Creative / Artistic Problem… HELP…

I have been collecting images and such like on Pinterest and google as inspiration for different aspects of my novel. I want to do mood/picture/inspiration boards of some variety… I feel like I need to write notes in/around them, but the other part of me thinks I should have notes and images separately… I cant really decide how to do it or what they should look like… I have 670 images that need cutting out in preparation for this, and they will make several different boards, but I would love some suggestions as to how I should do it…

27 weeks

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