Posts from the ‘Pictures’ Category

Setting

Setting

Oh the wonders of Google for finding a proper image to go along with the one inside my head.

Roll With It

Roll With It

Gender swaps are always fun. One of the many things I use to combat the evils of writer’s block.

Visited by an Angel

Visited by an Angel

This has nothing to do with anything, I just wanted to share it…because yes.

The Floating Island

The Floating Island

NaNoWriMo is currently wiping the floor with my sorry excuse for a literary imagination, so I’ve got nothing for an example.

Prompt: Is the dragon attacking the castle, or returning home? Who lives there? What era is it?

View of the City

View of the City

It seems like the hardest part of writing fiction is the setting. In a fantasy world, imagination is about the only tool a writer needs to come up with whole continents, but stories set in modern days, or even the future? That can get a little trickier.

What I like to do is Google random city skylines, find several different pictures I like, and layer them together, usually using something like fotoflexer.com. It’s fast an easy, and I end up with a picture to go off. I guess it’s more helpful if you’re a visual person like I am though.

Seems Legit

Image

Now I’m frantically searching my brain to find which one of my characters is the most pissed at me, and if they have computer access. Though if we’re talking parallel universes here, any medium of writing would work, I suppose.

Revealing

Revealing

Write a character based on this woman. Who is she? Why is the picture being taken? What thoughts are running through her head?

A Misty Walk

A Misty Walk

Personally, I love walking in the mist. Everything feels so surreal, and if I let my mind wander I come up with all sorts of fantastic ideas. I once created an entire planet just out of one walk’s worth of thinking. I believe I named it Cloud 7. Billowing clouds of thick fog covered the entire atmosphere, leaving everything in perpetual dusk. The inhabitants were light sensitive, since they never saw true light, and their bodies weren’t of a substantial form. Instead they were almost part of the mist, forming an entire ecosystem of shared memories and knowledge.

Forest

Forest

Write a snippet with this as your setting. What’s going on? What year is it? Post-Apocalypse, fantasy world, or simply a daytime hike? Is someone lost? And there’s always the option of having a non-human subject. Imagine what these trees must have seen in their lifetime.

Penthouse View

Penthouse View

Isn’t this gorgeous?

taken from http://patriciaquintessence.blogspot.com/2011/05/beautifull-penthouses.html