1. Good ideas, Kathy. I’m thinking I need to get more concrete visuals into my writing process. I feel if I can see a picture of a hero, heroine, bad guy, supporting character, I can write them more fully, visualize their facial expressions and body movements better, etc.

    I also should get concrete pictures of place and setting in my writing space so I can visualize rooms in a house (for example) the city streets, what the woods down the road look like, etc.

    I read alot about writers who have collages or corkboards full of pictures they refer to in writing, and think I should work toward that sort of solution. My mind can’t keep all those places and characters straight some days. 🙂

  2. Thanks Chris! I started doing this with my new project, and it’s helped so much. I never thought I “needed” it, but I have to say, the more visual help my imagination gets, the stronger it gets and the more I’m able to truly create. It’s like it frees the creative part, because my mind isn’t focused on (like you said) trying to keep stuff straight. I am now a true believer in the visual! 🙂

  3. Jamie Kersten

    Great tips, Kathy. I’ve used images before, but your post has given me some additional ways to search for and use those images. I’m a very visual person, those images really help me quite a bit with my writing. Thanks again for some wonderful advice!

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