Wednesday, June 21, 2006
NYC and Inspiration
I'm researching New York right now--for my wip. My story starts in the Village--and it turns out the street where I gave my heroine a home address in year dot is the same street where they took the outside apartment shot for Friends... grhhh.
Next scenes are in SOHO and Washington Square. Anyone else know what SOHO stands for?? Pop quiz :) SoHo is famous for cast-iron architecture which explains all those beautiful loft apartments with those high ceilings and wonderful light.
Next I was cruising art sites because the Marshall Hayes is in charge of the 'Forgeries and Fine Art' division of the FBI. I made up this department, again before the FBI implemented its own Art Theft Program in 2004 and I'm sticking with it because although it may lack authenicity in some ways, it is mine to shape and do with as I want. Fiction can be a lot more fun than straight procedural sometimes :)
OK--but check out the painting... see how vibrant and compelling it is? Gorgeous--beautiful wonderful. I love it!
That is what I'm missing from my first draft so far. People comment on the imagery in my writing--and at the moment it isn't there. It pains me because I am beginning to think imagery feeds my creative soul, imagery makes my story come alive.
I know it'll come, second draft, third draft, I'll have gained the words I need to create the set and mood for the story I'm writing. And being impatient won't help. But if anyone wants to send me a little inspiration feel free--I need all the help I can get :)
Blade Hunter Progress: