Saturday, January 21, 2012

My Brand-New Inspiration Board

Okay, I've never done anything like this before, but I just sat down and created my very first Inspiration Board. It's filled with scenic photographs and character models for my work in progress, a coming-of-age novel called ESSENCE. Here's a very grainy and not-super-pretty iPhone photo of it:

Photo Courtesy of Me
Wow, I'm actually super stoked about this. I'm an incredibly visual person, so I wonder why it took me so long to realize my photographs and maps needed a better home than my laptop?

Have any of you ever made Inspiration Boards before? And what else do you do to keep yourselves inspired during the novel writing process??


YelenaC said...

Very cool and great idea. I've been thinking about doing something like that for awhile. Should just do it already.

lexcade said...

I have never done one, but I think you've inspired me.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I haven't, even though I am a visual person.

Kate said...

I love this idea! I've done it in a folder on my computer, but I like the idea of having the real deal hanging in front of me to glance at whenever I need inspiration.

Tara said...

Ooh, is that Tilda Swinton I spy in the corner of your inspiration board? I'm liking this book already. =)

Melissa Sugar said...

I love this. I have been thinking about doing this for quite a while now. I have seen other people do it on pinterest, but I am a very visual person also and I need something tangible that I can touch and feel. I am really inspired to do this now.

Jaye Robin Brown said...

Not like that! But I do have images of people I've used for inspiration for my characters and since I'm too sick to draft, my plan for today was to do a bubble map with my MC in the middle and emotion give and take arrows to all the secondary characters, with character traits inside the bubbles. I'm really visual to and end up doodling, drawing my characters, maps, etc as I write. But I love this board idea!

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