Thursday, February 18, 2010

More Fashion Boards

In celebration of New York Fashion Week, Habitually Chic has posted a bunch of fashion mood boards. Check them out here.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Harvey Faircloth Inspiration Board

I love the clean lines of this inspiration board for fashion designer Harvey Faircloth. (Via Black Eiffel).

It's also a great reminder that inspiration for your manuscript's mood, setting and decor don't have to come from artsy photographs or fashion magazines. They can include the simplest details - from the face of a playing card to a swath of fabric.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Writer's Resource - Library of Congress photographs

I'd forgotten about the vast catalogs of Library of Congress materials available online until I was searching tonight for antique photographs of Chicago. The first search result? Photographs from the Chicago Daily News, 1902-1933.

So if you're looking for specific American historical images, or you'd like to browse the archives to get a better sense of place and time, don't forget the LOC's American Memory project.

What's Her Story? - Writing Exercise No. 2

You're walking down a strip of deserted Atlantic coast beach, when you spy this young lady. Who is she? What's she thinking? Who's she looking for?

Photo by Isabel Lucas for Harper's Bazaar Australia March 2010. Via {a glamorous little side project}.