Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tip for Tuesday

Sometimes writers need a little inspiration and I got some this past weekend from a friend. She said that, when she's trying to imagine a home for her characters, she goes out and drives around different neighborhoods looking at houses. She finds one she can imagine her character living in and then takes a few notes to help her when she's plotting out her pages.

I thought this was a great idea. I might even use it the next time I'm trying to create a setting for my character.

Do you have any ideas like this that you use when you write? Please share your inspiration in the comments section.

6 comments:

Kelly said...

I really, really like that idea!!!!

Anita said...

I've had conversations with my characters. They usually end with the character saying, Anita you look like you could use a snack.

Kim Kasch said...

Anita: I have conversations even with myself ;) and I'm always telling myself I need "another" snack :D

David Batista said...

Cool idea! Of course, my characters live on space ships and in bombed-out, post-apocalyptic futures. So, short of taking a trip to Area 51 or Chernobyl, I'm afraid I won't be doing any house snooping around my neighborhood. :)

Kim Kasch said...

David: You have some pretty cool characters. Now if only we can hitch a ride on a space ship ... maybe one day :D

Rena said...

That's great! My newest MG story takes place near to where I live, so that made it kind of easy. I did take some pictures of the little town it takes place in to get a better idea of where certain trees and buildings were. You never know what might come into your story by seeing visuals.