Happy Monday, everyone!
In my painting and my writing, I've always considered myself a purist. As a painter, I don't get into collage or other mixed media forms. Truth me told, I don't even really like my paint to get too thick on the canvas because it starts to feel too sculptural for me. In writing, I've never really gotten into unusual formatting or graphics in my stories. For me, there was something about having those rules that kept me creative.
But for the first time I am getting a bit experimental with my WIP, Cyberlama. I'm revising a scene, and without really paying attention, I started inputting graphics. Inside my head, I told myself it was no big deal because I could always take them out again. But once I started doing it, I realized that they were affecting what details I chose to include or not include. The graphics were becoming integral, and if I change my mind about them, it won't simply be a matter of cutting them out. I'll have to rewrite this particular section.
I'm not getting into too much detail about this because I'd rather not influence any future readers by telling them ahead of time what I've done. But I'm curious how people feel about doing those types of things in general. Unusual formatting, graphics, maybe even multi media stories. Do you do it? Have you tried it? Do you read it? Would you eat it in a house?