Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Writers Visual Dictionary

Because I obviously don't have enough on my plate already, I'm tinkering on a visual dictionary for writers, using photo-metaphors for different aspects of the writing life (sort of like a picture book version of the Devil's Publishing Dictionary.)

Here are some first attempts at entries:



To make it a proper dictionary I need to come up with A to Z terms, and likewise choose one word for concepts like "how it feels to hold your book for the first time" so I've plenty of work ahead.  Still, I think it's a fun way to revisit my photo archives and offer a few chuckles for the folks on Flickr.
Does anyone out there have a writer term they'd like to see me define with a photo?  Let me know in comments.

8 comments:

  1. One of my favs, but hard to portray...
    "TSTL". ;)

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  2. I'd love to see what you could come up with for Motivation.

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  3. Blocked
    Interruption

    Those are the first two that come to my mind. Especially that second one here of late. Ha! Maybe you can incorporate a locked door into your dictionary somewhere. Every writer needs one. :)

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  4. Seeing your cover art for the first time made me bust up, especially since I recognized that needle-averse picture! LOVE this project.

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  5. I really laughed at the cover art photo, and delivering the manuscript followed by the editing picture...too funny!

    Love the word/photo combos. Truly good visual dictionary.

    Writer's block came to mind first (already mentioned above). Research? I like doing it--at first--but then can't wait to just get on with the story.

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  6. you need to the pic for Xanax. Or what inspires it.

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  7. This gave me some great chuckles. Loved delivering the manuscript and copy-editing!

    What about those stories that whisper seductively, "work on me instead!" when we're in the middle of a story. Temptresses?

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