September 2, 2014

What’s on My Inspiration Board? #28

I started out in college as a fine arts major. Even though I ultimately ended up being a writer, I still see the world in pictures.

When I’m building a new story, images allow me to physically see the characters and the places the way I visualize them in my mind. Inspiration boards are also a great way to get the feel for the mood of the book, or a particular scene.

I have four cork boards (24×36) for the Legion Series. Here’s a look at some of the images that inspired me this week.

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If you missed What’s on My Inspiration Board #27, you can see it HERE.

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August 29, 2014

The Week in Writing: My Favorite Posts & Tips 8/29/14

If you want to become a better writer, you have to write. But you also have to read. One of the things I love to read about is the craft of writing — advice, tips, and techniques from other writers.

Take a look at what I was reading this week & a few other things that inspired me:

Articles & Posts:

The 3 Must-Know Rules for Using Metaphors

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How to Use Third-Person to Get Closer to Your Characters

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**See more Writing Tips, Tricks, & Tools here

Books for Writers:

Turning Pro: Tap Your Inner Power & Create Your Life’s Work by Steven Pressfield

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Cool Stuff for Writers:

Literary Necklaces

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“Talk Nerdy to Me” Tote Bag

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Read More…

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August 28, 2014

Polyvore #8: Liv Durand (Dangerous Creatures)

Olivia “Liv” Durand is a Keeper-in-training who moved from England to Gatlin to learn from the best–Marian. Though she and her hybrid Incubus boyfriend, John Breed, headed back across the pond at the beginning of Dangerous Creatures, it’s probably safe to say that we haven’t seen the last of them just yet. Here’s an outfit inspired by the brilliant Liv, including a few of her favorite things.

Liv Durand - Beautiful Creatures & Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Liv Durand – Beautiful Creatures & Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl by kami-garcia featuring converse shoes
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