Friday, February 24, 2006

USEFUL WRITING DISTRACTIONS - Number Three
Changing the photograph on your desktop...


This is mine at the moment. It's taken from near the top of Cader Idris, which we climbed when we were in Wales last year. Some of us (well, ok all but me) swam in the lake, but we didn't camp there. Apparently, legend has it that if you spend the night out on the mountain, you're either a madman or a poet ....

7 comments:

Keris said...

I too can waste a lot of time on my desktop photo. It's currently Justin Hawkins of The Darkness (who I'm obsessed with, despite being almost 35).

On the Mac you can set up a folder of photos which rotate each day. You can imagine how long I spent on that little project.

Faith said...

M.E. Ellis suggested that I stop by and visit your blog.

I tend to change the photo or picture on my desktop quite a bit. I grow easily bored, lol, and I probably change the desktop a couple times a week. I have a red desert desert under a blue evening sky and a bright white moon on mind right now.

P. A. Moed said...

Do you often use photographs as writing prompts? That is what I've done for my novel--collecting postcards and photographs that "fit" or are intriguing enough they spur my thoughts/writing. Do you do that?

P. A. Moed said...

Do you often use photographs as writing prompts? That is what I've done for my novel--collecting postcards and photographs that "fit" or are intriguing enough they spur my thoughts/writing. Do you do that?

Sarah said...

So I'm not the only one, and at least it's not Justin Hawkins (hehehehe). Actually I'm not laughing too loudly, you should see some of the crew I've put up.

Sarah said...

Yep, I do use photographs, Patti, but I'd really like to hear how you did a whole novel from them - and to read it too. It must be full of images. That's a great idea - to put several together and make connections.

Shirl said...

It is quite personal and telling, the desktop image we choose. I am sure an analyst could make much of it. Certainly, when I was dating (now happily married) I was forever having to change my desktop before the adult sons came round. Never lurid, but snapshots of fellers are a bit TMI about mum's life. This does not do.

But desktop as writing prompt has worked for me too. Usually my haiku.