This Week's Topic:
What images inspire/ represent your WIP or favorite book?
So actually, I did a post quite like this a couple of weeks ago, talking about how finding images to round out the feel of the characters actually changed the story. Here. To summarize:
But actually, I quite rarely use photos of actual people for my novels. I don't want them to be that concretely defined. I sketch and doodle, I make maps, I work up my own cover art. I even have a thermos which has pen & ink drawings of my characters from one novel decorating it.
Interestingly enough, the books I can't have photos for are my fantasy stories. The one I have photos for is Sci-Fi. But I would love to print the photos and use them as a reference for a sketch. Pictures of real people often crush the possibilities you need to imagine. It may be why I hate reading books with photo-covers. Even a perfectly realistic painting is so much better.