stockvault-flowers-at-the-window160443I have an unhealthy obsession with “place.”

Let’s put my OCD-tendencies aside for a moment and address this as the writing quirk that it is.

Creating a character in a physical vacuum, I cannot do. Cropping and pasting a dude from a featureless room into a to-be-determined location shot is simply impossible for me. Specifically picturing the surroundings the character will be interacting with is a necessity. For instance…

I need to know if there’s a chair in the corner of the room in which he stands. I need to know if there are blinds or curtains on the windows in which he looks out. I need to know if he paces upon wall-to-wall carpet, area rug or hardwood. Etc., etc., etc..

This is the height of silliness, of course.

But it is my flaw and I will own it proudly… as long as you tell me if there’s a couch in the room.

Until tomorrow…


2 thoughts on “Place

  1. Chloe: I am so glad to find out I am not alone in this. I picture in my mind the way I would like a room to look and then I obsess over hundreds of pictures from Google until I get the exact room I want, then I print out the pictures and keep them in a 3 ring binder, on photographic paper in plastic!!


    1. Oh, I’ve got a HUGE folder on my computer dedicated to just such photos. It’s really rather ridiculous… but, on the other hand, I wouldn’t give it up for the world. Glad to have some company in the ‘Place’ Addict Group! *grins*


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