One picture says a 1000 words. A luxury writers do not have. However writers have been known to get an idea to two from gazing at works of art. So in a silly effort to merge the two here are eleven famous paintings that describe the writing life.
On a more serious note, I flip though my art books or browse the web for:
a character’s facial features
a character’s body type
body postures, especially as it conveys mood
clothing styles, patterns, fabrics, especially historical garments
- food from a particular historical period
- architecture, houses, and furnishings from a particular historical period
historical detail or information ( if painting is accurate or painted in the same century)
colors that evoke a particular mood
landscape and the colors used to evoke mood
Related links: Rock your Writing; Readin’ & Writin’
FANTASTIC. No need to say more mmmmwah
These are funny. I can relate to the “rewriting sentences” and “looking for typos”. Haha! This sums up the common issues of a writer.
Glad you enjoyed!
lol very funny
Loved this post!
I’m on page 300 of the first draft of a new mystery. I know there’s only a few pages to go, but it’s like running up a huge staircase and… and what’s next?
Why the 2nd draft is at the top of the staircase! Good luck on the next few drafts. But doesn’t feel great to be ( almost ) done with the first draft? It’s aways a big ‘whew’ for me!