Isolated in Pictures

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. The reader in you may not find as much satisfaction in viewing pictures as in reading a novel… but I hope you’ll enjoy this visual teaser about my novella, Isolated.

Below are twenty-three pictures from the stock photo websites (not mine) – one to represent each chapter. So here’s my 23’000 word story in pictures:


Fun fact: the manuscript is actually 30’863 words long at this point in time. That makes for an average of 1’342 words per chapter. You be the judge: do each of the following pictures successfully fill the shoes of 1’342 words?


Chapter One:

chapter02

(from shutterstock.com – I don’t have rights to the full image, hence the watermarks.)

Chapter Two:

chapter01

(from Pixabay.com)

Chapter Three:

chapter03

(from unsplash.com)

Chapter Four:

chapter04

(from pexels.com – original colors altered by me)

Chapter Five:

chapter05

(from pixabay.com – original colors altered by me)

Chapter Six:

chapter06.jpg

(from shutterstock.com – I don’t have rights to the full image, hence the watermarks.)

Chapter Seven:

chapter06

(from pixabay.com)

Chapter Eight:

chapter07

(from shutterstock.com – I don’t have rights to the full image, hence the watermarks.)

Chapter Nine:

chapter09

(from pexels.com)

Chapter Ten:

chapter10.jpg

(from shutterstock.com – I don’t have rights to the full image, hence the watermarks.)

Chapter Eleven:

chapter11

 

(from shutterstock.com – I don’t have rights to the full image, hence the watermarks. Original colors altered by me)

Chapter Twelve:

chapter12

(from unsplash.com – original colors altered by me)

Chapter Thirteen:

 

chapter13

(from shutterstock.com – I don’t have rights to the full image, hence the watermarks.)

Chapter Fourteen:

chapter14

(from pexels.com – original colors altered by me)

Chapter Fifteen:

chapter15

(from shutterstock.com – I don’t have rights to the full image, hence the watermarks. Original colors altered by me)

Chapter Sixteen:

chapter16.jpg

(from pixabay.com – original colors altered by me)

Chapter Seventeen:

chapter17.jpg

(from shutterstock.com – I don’t have rights to the full image, hence the watermarks. Original colors altered by me)

Chapter Eighteen:

chapter18

(from unsplash.com – original colors altered by me)

Chapter Nineteen:

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(from unsplash.com)

Chapter Twenty:

chapter20.jpg

(from pexels.com – original colors altered by me)

Chapter Twenty-One:

chapter21.jpg

(from pexels.com – original image modified by me)

Chapter Twenty-Two:

chapter22.jpg

(from pixabay.com)

Chapter Twenty-Three:

chapter23

(from shutterstock.com – I don’t have rights to the full image, hence the watermarks.)

Do you feel like the plot has been spoilt, or is this the type of teaser that you might like to see more of in the future? How would you summarize the story in a paragraph based on the above photos?

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16 thoughts on “Isolated in Pictures

  1. I definitely don’t feel like the story was spoiled–in fact, I feel even more intrigued & I want to know what’s happening! I know it’s about a kidnapping & survival but it looks like there’s also a military aspect to it as well that I didn’t know about. But…I’m still not sure how to summarize the story. 🙂 And yes, I’d like to see more of these in the future! These are awesome & really interesting!

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    1. Thanks, Lana! As someone who values words of affirmation (perhaps too much), I found your comment was very encouraging! I’m glad to hear that this little experiment was a success!

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      1. It was! I really enjoyed it. 🙂 I’m not sure I have the patience myself to find all the pictures for one of my novels, but it was really fun to read. How long did it take you to find all of them?

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      2. I’m not sure exactly how many hours, but I would guess three or four (not all in one stretch!). It was certainly a bigger project than I thought when I first undertook it! So much scrolling, considering, rejecting and scrolling again!

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  2. You did a great job selecting a photo for each chapter like this! I’ve made my way through most of the book (which I have really enjoyed, by the way), and what I “visualized” in my mind was along the same lines of the photos. For me, it adds to the enjoyment when it’s like I have imagined, but when it’s not, it’s definitely not the same, if that makes any sense at all…. 😉

    I was also going to ask you what exactly you wanted the beta-readers do to when they finished the book. Send you an email? Write a review?

    Anyway, wonderful job! ❤

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    1. Oh, I was wondering how the photos would measure up for those who have been reading the book! What great feedback! Thank you, Emily!

      When you’re finished reading the book, I would be much obliged if you would write me an email with your thoughts on the book as a whole as though you’d picked it from a library at random and were discussing it with a friend. So I’m not going to insist on in-depth, scene by scene feedback. However, if you do have feedback on specific scenes, characters, descriptions, etc, and if you’re so inclined to share them with me, please do! That’s even better! Especially since you’re a writer yourself, you may naturally notice things that other writers might not. If I could summarize the feedback I’m looking for, I would say at least general, overarching feedback, but the more detail the better (about anything) up until the point where it becomes a chore. Does that make sense? Thanks for your diligence, Emily! I’m so excited to read your thoughts!

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    1. Oh that’s great, Jessica! Did you think the pictures I chose were an accurate representation of the book? I look forward to reading your feedback, no pressure intended.

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      1. Yes, I think they portrayed it well! I did notice the main character’s hair colour changes from the first photo, but that photo is pretty specific, so I imagine it was hard to find in the first place. And yes – getting that to you is on my agenda for today. We’ll see how I go! 😉

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      2. Thanks so much, Jessica! And yes, as soon as I saw the photos that came up in my search results, I knew immediately that finding a person that looks like Louise was out of the question. Actually, where possible I avoided photos that involved a person’s face, but as you can see, that wasn’t always doable.

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