Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Description: Looking Through a Different Lens

"You can take for granted that people know more or less what a street, a shop, a beach, a sky, an oak tree look like. Tell them what makes this one different." --Neil Gaiman

Just dropping in with a quote and a writing link with great advice that I came across this week: 5 Ways into a Story, by Quinn Dalton at Writer Magazine. Quinn writes about, among other things, finding the character, listening to voice, and following the image. Lots of good stuff to think about.



  1. Ohhhh! I love that. I'm copying it down right now.

  2. LOVE the quote! And your illustration ... they're all cows, but boy are they ever different.

  3. Thanks, Barbara and Cathy :-) The quote spoke to me, too. Hope it will continue to inspire us all in the upcoming week! The photo came from a shelf display we saw in a small breakfast nook in a motel in Velden, Austria last November during an overseas trip we were blessed to be able to take. I was playing around with the panoramic setting just to see what I could capture. Didn't know at the time how I would use it, but turns out it was kind of fun to run it with this quote...

  4. Adorable photo and wonderful quote! I hadn't heard that one before, but I do like some of Neil Gaiman's work, so it doesn't surprise me. I'll have to give it some thought!