Friday, 15 November 2019

NaNoWriMo Day 15: Picture This

It's official—we are half way through NaNoWriMo and I am officially on track to hit my word count goal! (In case you've forgotten, I plan to write 10,000 words in this month—5,000 more than last year!)

But it's Friday, so I plan to spend at least some of my non-writing time today doing something fun. Like what? Good question!

I'm going to create a "picture aesthetic" for my story. What's that? So glad you asked!

Basically, you scroll the internet or magazines in search of images that remind you of your story—the setting, the characters, key plot points. It's one of those fun non-writing things that bring your story to inspiration board, except on the computer.

I use Pinterest, but you can create a collage using other software, such as Photoshop. A lot of people do this at the beginning of their writing process and use the images to help with description. But since I'm fast drafting, I'll use my "aesthetic" to help me in the revision process, so I can flesh out the details. Not to mention, to keep me on track for the second half of the challenge.

By the way, while you're on my Pinterest, why not give me a follow? Throughout the year, I post pictures of everything from story starters and writing tips, to cool science experiments and craft (and food) ideas for the holidays.

But be careful—Pinterest can be a rabbit hole of distraction, and if you're like me, you've still got some writing to do!

Gotta jet! May the words be with you.

~ Chase Superman Duffy

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