Thursday, April 21, 2016

Kickstarting the Brain with Imagery

So, having finished the draft of The Imposters of Aventil, I was ready to jump right in with Lady Henterman's Wardrobe.
My brain, however, wasn't quite having that.  "Whoa, let's ease into this, get back in this mindset.  Breakdown the outline into scenes.  Find some inspiring images."
Which is how my brain works.  I need to fiddle with stuff, play with things that look sort of like the story I see in my head.  Of course, none of these images are REALLY "right".  That's part of the challenge.  It's stuff from movies, shows, drawings that are other stories, not mine.  They might evoke the same mood, the same feeling, but they aren't really my story.  But they help me find my way there.
Now, normally, this is just my process, not something I share.  But, this time, I'll throw some of it out there.  Plus it might leave you gloriously puzzled about what Lady Henterman's Wardrobe is going to be.  (Especially given that you all don't even know much about Holver Alley Crew yet, let alone its sequel.

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