Day 3 of Visual Story Telling

Last night I sat in front of the TV feeling like I just participated in the great brain drain. My energy was sapped and I started thinking about a way to bring in more color into my thoughts. Experts say that we should digest more colorful fruits and vegetables into our diet, well how about for our eyes?

I thought my fingers wouldn’t go any further and so I started to watch a YouTuber in Japan who loves colors, characters, and stationary. She just did a reveal of the cute, new cafe and stationary store. Instead of traveling around different stores in Japan. She finally has one of her own. This was one example of how inspiration and passion can lead you to a new love of your own. You can follow her at RainbowholicTV.

If you’re feeling like you need to get yourself into a different mood, then try my method. Change the colors that surround you. Follow other vloggers that use a different color palette, or change the color around your writing room. Looking at all those bright colors and cute characters lifted my drooping eyelids long enough to get a blog done, so it did something.

Finding the right kind of stimulation for your brain can take a few attempts but using color is one more method. In order, to use what you saw as went about today doodle or sketch about your day. Then, tackle one piece in the next chapter of your book outline. Don’t focus on a whole chapter, just one element. Zeroing in on more word, one point in the story keeps your mind in focus. The point is to prevent yourself from feeling overwhelmed.

Does the character in your story meet someone new? How do they look? Do they go somewhere? Ask yourself why they are in this place and what’s most important? Then, draw out the words. Fill your empty piece of paper from corner to corner, so that you can get used to the feeling of being able to do this without fear. Use filler doodles until the words and story becomes clear. Keep up the exercise for 5-10 minutes.

I’ll post again tomorrow for our last day of visual inspiration. My posts are Monday to Friday.

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~Yoon Ju

Published by yoonjuwrites

I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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