After a brief separation from my WIP, The Tower Project, I recently re-committed myself to finishing this draft. As I do, I’m collecting inspiration and actively plotting draft two. One of the things that’s helping me get ready for this next phase in the writing process is … Pinterest boards. Specifically character aesthetics/moodboards.
Pinterest can be a powerful tool for writers, from collecting character inspiration through portrait photography, to world building and writing craft tips. I’ve started to deepen my understanding of my characters through collecting images that remind me of them and thus, the challenge: What’s in your Characters Pockets? was born.
Above: the things that I have said, over the last 50,000 words, Thomas Tower is carrying in his pockets. I may have even gone so far as photoshopping a fake ID and custom business cards. The depths of my procrastination truly knows no bounds.
Here’s the list:
- A wallet with a California ID and paper money, folded for ease of identification
- A ring of keys
- Several stubs of candle
- A stainless steel lighter
- A pocket knife
- A deck of playing cards (with raised braille)
- Business cards
Your turn, it’s time to turn out your protag’s pockets. Tell me what they’re carrying in the comments!