I really enjoy talking about my writing with one of my uni friends. She’s not quite a writer but she’s got the mind of one, and we have lots of “Yeah, that’s exactly how I feel!” moments. It’s cool beans. She told me a story she’d made up when she was little today. It’s my turn tomorrow.
“Let’s go to uni early and chat,” she texted. “Because your story sounds long.”
“Hah,” I replied. “You have no idea.”
Some context: let’s just say that right now, ‘complicated’ is an incredibly optimistic term to use when describing my nonexistent novel.
For convenience and also because I was feeling childish, I drew up a quick reference chart for some of the main characters to help her visualise.
…… Yeah. I don’t know what compelled me to do such a thing.
Okay fine, so I’m actually quite proud of a few. I’m particularly fond of the two on the top left, and the old dude in the second row. He’s awesome. And the sun! Metaphorical representation of supernatural beings because I got lazy. I reckon she turned out adorable.
Let’s pretend the rest mutilated themselves while I was typing up this post.
Does anyone else like visuals for their creative projects? Share your approaches! Don’t worry, me and my body-less characters will cushion any embarrassing art projects.