Inspiration

Find out what inspires Lisa as she gathers book ideas, does character research, and is deep in the throes of writing.

Current WIP Vibes

I’m a hugely visual writer, and creating mood boards always helps me set the tone for the vibe I’m going for with each book I write. Here’s a snapshot of what’s on my mood board at the moment:

Illustration work I love…

My dear BFF introduced me to her work years ago, and I’ve since followed along with her blog, but if you aren’t familiar with the beautiful illustrations of Emily Winfield Martin over at The Black Apple, then you should be! I am so in love with her style, the muted tones contrasting with rich, saturated …

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Get this: Steal Like An Artist

Just picked this up at the coolest little independent bookstore called BookBug in Kalamazoo, that a friend works at. I want to tear out every page and frame it and put it up on my wall above where I write. This has short snippets that totally motivate me and make me feel like I’m going in the …

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Bring on the muse…

One tool that helps me get in the mood to write? Music. I am a huge fan of Pandora. I like the radio aspect – I never know exactly what’s going to play next, and the unexpected is fun. Plus – there are so many great stations out there to set the tone for whatever you’re …

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Quoteable

Part of the research I’ve done for my YA series has been to gather quotes about moths. I was assembling and creating a mythology for the kingdom of Truewyth, that centers around moths and how they contain generations of stories and secrets about the kingdom’s people, written into their wings. I often enjoy reading novels …

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Pinspiration: Like a Moth to a Flame

I love Pinterest. I keep a tab open at all times set to their ‘everything’ category (pinterest.com/everything) and browse through daily for fun recipes, decorating stuff and beautiful images. Whether you’re a writer or a designer, I highly recommend it – sometimes even when you’re not writing or working on a project, this kind of …

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