Fyskar mood board

So, someone on twitter asked for an interesting response. She wanted to see our mood boards for our books. Now, I have pinterest, and I’ll use that, but I’ve never actually made a mood board for any of my stories. I’ve seen other people make them. I can create my own art, so I didn’t think I needed one. Oh man, was I wrong. This was thoroughly, distractingly, enjoyable. Also, I realized that I see all of my books with filters…so, that’s a thing. They also take a lot longer then I would think. I’m particular.

I started out with Fyskar, and it really helped to define some major settings and scenes that I always considered when I wrote the book. Eoin’s return to the Isle of Skye, the plague mask to protect his identity, the torc, representing his ties to his clan. I don’t want to give too much away, but this pretty well describes the story.

Someone else asked for what our opening song to our movie would be if the story was filmed as a live action. I was amazed to find one that practically told the story all at once, or at least, Eoin’s psychology at that point. Dougie MacLean – Caledonia. I can picture the opening image on waves that slowly lifts at an angle to slide over the board walls of a birlinn to lift into a foggy sunrise and gull wings flicking in and out of the frame. The camera would travel along the line of the land coming in to view and slowly turn to face the man in the plague mask. It would turn from that point to face the land he is looking at – the docks and a small shanty town.

Subject15 Mood board

Now, I don’t own any of the images utilized on any of these mood boards. I pulled them from pinterest. Some people have a phenomenal sense of perspective. I did find some things difficult to find, that I expected to find images of in the filters I have running in my mind.

Subject15 should start posting this month, and this is a great set up for what to expect from the story. I don’t do horror, but I do like to write dark stories, if that makes any sense. It’s not suspense or thriller, just solemn.

Polaris Skies Mood Board

Oh, man, this was one that needed to happen. I’ve had Polaris Skies stuck in my head since I started writing it ten years ago. I only recently finished writing it and it will start posting to Kavordian Library in December 2019. I love the aesthetic in the story. I’m only hoping that it comes through for other readers and they find it just as foreboding as I do. There’s a bit of symbolism in this one, but for the most part, they are major scenes and locations.

Subgalaxia Mood Board

I am writing Subgalaxia, but I’m sitting around 18 chapters right now. Hopefully, come fall and a slower schedule, I’ll be able to hash out the last couple of chapters and get this series off the ground. This story reaches back to the main characters from Subject15 and continues with the storyline from Polaris Skies – reason for the Grey Monster in both mood boards. A lot of this mood board though is about Fane’s mental state rather than actually locations or events.

I still can’t believe I had not made a mood board before now. I seem to have a fairly standard aesthetic across the board. I’m hoping you enjoy them as much as I did writing them.

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I am a writer and artist working through the Kavordian Library series. I write sci-fi, fantasy, lgbt romance.

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