Invent a character by making a list of details that describe someone who would not or could not be you. Make the list by taking note of details about yourself, twisting them into something unrecognizable, and applying that detail to your character. What are you wearing? Who do you look like? What's on your mind? What don't you remember? Use what you know about yourself to … [Read more...] about Not You
Fold a sheet of paper in half 3 times so that it is divided into 8 rectangles or boxes. Write these headings in the boxes: Touch - Taste - Smell - See - Hear - Ideas - Others - Questions These are tools that we use to perceive and understand the world. For each of the senses, record some of your perceptions using those senses. Under "Ideas" write some thoughts that … [Read more...] about Tools For Understanding
Draw a vertical line to divide the page in two halves, left and right. Write the letters of the alphabet down the left side of the page. For each letter, write down a thing that you "should" do that begins with that letter. Read over the list. Use it as a springboard for ideas to write about on the other side of the page. In the right-hand column, write about things that … [Read more...] about Why Should You?
We spend a significant percentage of nearly every day asleep. Write about what sleeping is like for you. Many of us have habits and rituals that surround sleeping. How do you prepare for sleep? How do you emerge into wakefulness? What are you aware of while sleeping? Have others told you about things you do while asleep that you are not aware of? How do you manage … [Read more...] about Sleep Habits
Write about the fires in your life. The ones that make light and heat. The ones that give your body energy to move and thoughts to think. What shines? What glows? What has a blinding light? What burns in a fiery personality? What makes the spark in a fiery exchange? Unless everything is dark and stone-cold frozen, there has to be a fire somewhere. Notice the fires … [Read more...] about Where’s the Fire?