I think I’ve mentioned before that I use a lot of visual cues when I’m writing. If I’m stuck on something, I can stare at a related image for a while and most times that will make something click.
Sometimes, though, I don’t have an image that will work. It happens more times than not that I run across the perfect image after the book is published. For example, this picture which captures Miss Zula’s place in the world exactly.
This was taken by Maureen “Mo” Reilly and uploaded at Flickr under a Creative Commons license.