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Story-telling ~ Virtual Vision Boards

Have you ever done vision boards for your story (novel)??? Well I use them all the time, but usually old school, cardboard and magazine cut outs. Lately I’ve been using Pinterest for the virtual vision board for my next novel, Garden of Lies, where I play around with what actors remind me of my characters, what history I’m including and so on. These images keep me connected to my story base and help me write what I want to write. Check it out.

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5 comments on “Story-telling ~ Virtual Vision Boards

  1. neilmacdon
    March 5, 2016

    Your story board was really interesting and gave me some ideas for how to approach plotting the novel I’m working on. I’ve really struggled to find a way of representing what I’m trying to do with it and the “mandala” I’ve come up with (https://neilmacdonaldauthor.wordpress.com/2016/01/31/55-a-patchwork-quilt-linking-the-impossible/) echoed with your story board

    • Mindy
      March 5, 2016

      Hi Neil, Thanks for checking out my Pinterest board, yes, working with a visual aid helps me pull together the important elements of my story and often reveals which of those elements may not be critical. It’s a trees through the forest thing — or is that ‘forest through the trees’, I forget. Anyway, you know what I mean. Send your board to me if you do one. Best of luck. Mindy

  2. judithworks
    February 24, 2016

    Very powerful board

  3. morgynstarz
    February 24, 2016

    Mindy, I went to your board and it ripped the guts right out of me. I can not imagine the strength I will take to deal with the story you are telling. All the best. Morgyn

    • Mindy
      February 24, 2016

      Oh gosh, well, hopefully I can utilize enough of the real history and then blend it gently with my protagonists story without ‘ripping’ out guts. I want to move readers, but mostly I want it to resonate and entertain. THANKS so much for taking time to visit my Pinterest board for Garden of Lies. Cheers, Mindy

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