I read somewhere that author Anne Rice wrote on the walls when she was writing a novel. I have no idea if that’s true and if it is true, I wondered why and what she wrote on the walls.
In the past year, I dug up an old novel I finished writing in 2007. The writing was horrible and somewhat silly, so I decided to do a rewrite. The first thing I did in the room where I write was begin my own Anne Rice wall. I started with things that inspired me and kept me focused like Use Metaphors and Stay Creative Bold Open.
Then I realized, I wasn’t in the room where I write, but in the place my characters introduce themselves and talk to me. As I got to know each character, the things I wrote on the wall became words that inspired them.
When I finished the rewrite, I cleaned up the wall and left only my inspirations. Then, I began work on my latest novel, and the wall became crowded with a whole new set of characters’ inspirations.
Yes, that is Robert Plant in the background. He’s my personal inspiration!
So, what inspires you and your characters? I would love to know! Happy Writing!
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