Monday, April 22, 2013
Furnishing Your Character's House
Photo Credit: Susan J. Reinhardt
I love to decorate. I especially love to find treasures at bargain prices. The lamp in the picture was a yard sale find, and fit my vision for my reading nook.
Writing a novel requires a lot of imagination. Not only do we have to develop multi-faceted characters, but also the entire stage upon which they share their story. Where can we get ideas for interior design for our characters' homes?
1. We can find inspiration in our own homes. The above picture became my model for a lamp passed down from Ellie Zimmerman's Mom in my book, The Moses Conspiracy. It's a huge help to have a visual when writing a scene.
2. Stroll through a furniture store, linen department, or any place that sells items for the home. Get a picture in your mind of what styles your characters would choose for their home.
3. Browsing through magazines is another fabulous way to narrow down the choices for our home setting.
Writers: Where do you find ideas for your characters' home sweet home?
Readers: Where do you get ideas for your own home?