Note: WordPress was hiccuping when I constructed this, so the spacing is off throughout the post. If I can repair the problem later, I will.
Normally, I’d be sharing a #WriteLGBTQ today, but I decided to change things up, at least for this week and share some of my recent #ThursdayAesthetics from my current work in progress (WIP). What’s an aesthetic? I’m using the noun form.
“(A) set of principles underlying and guiding the work of a particular artist or artistic movement” (dictionary.com)
Take out the artistic movement portion and add work of fiction.
“(A) set of principles underlying and guiding the work of a particular artist or work or fiction”
Fiction is its own art form, so modern authors often use aesthetics to aid their writing process. Consider it a type of bulletin board, a collection of things that represent some aspect of the work in question.
All the aesthetics below concern my current WIP, Striking Balance, and deal with time and place.
- Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Spirit
- Protection Symbols
- Running waters of change
- Tricorn and pipe
There’s a lot to see here.
This is a very general setting aesthetic depicting a Colonial-era fantasy set in Appalachia. Explains a lot, doesn’t it?
- Colonial flag
- fairy lights
- a ghostly woman
- The tricorn and pipe again
Yes, magic and fey alongside the American Revolution.
- The Scottish Highlands
- A 1585 map
- That tricorn and pipe (image selections are very limited in this regard)
- A Colonial-era map of the United States
- An image of southern Appalachia, which looks surprisingly like Scotland
Ah, now we have Fey on the move. This similarity and resemblance to the known are why the Hunter Fey, like many Scottish immigrants, chose Appalachia.
Someday soon, I’ll do another aesthetics post, perhaps on the Hunter’s concept of family.