This weekend I did two things that I never thought I'd do: shop for goth clothing and use Pinterest as "homework" for writing.
Pinterest is an online "pin board", where you can pin pictures of stuff onto your "boards". The down side? You have to have either a Facebook or a Twitter account to join. Pinterest is the only reason I'm on Twitter.
Anyway, this weekend I created two new boards, Character Clothing and Writing Inspiration. (You can click on those words if you want to see the boards. You do not have to have an account to view them.) I "went shopping" for goth clothing for one of my characters who's a goth. Let me tell you, there's something a little disconcerting in finding something you would wear amongst clothing you wouldn't be caught dead in. But now I have pictures of goth clothing I think that my character would wear, and I can go to that board if I'm ever in need of inspiration for her. The writing inspiration board doesn't have much in it yet, but anytime I see a picture of a place I think would make a good setting for a story, I have a place to put it.
Before I wrap this post up, I have a quick rant on finding clothing for characters that are comfortable in jeans. Go ahead and skip it if you want. I CAN'T FIND ANY GOOD PICTURES! It is very vexing. I have found loads of fashionable clothes, goth clothes, clothes I wouldn't put on a monkey for the shame, but NO good pictures of normal people in casual clothes. The same goes for guy's clothes. All I can find is pictures of suits. And shoes. And really weird t-shirts. Very annoying.
Ah, much better. Hope you all have a great day!