Set up the page first. Draw a line at the top where you will write the title. Off to one side, draw a box a couple of inches tall and a couple of inches wide. You'll be putting an illustration there. Begin writing by describing what you do on Tuesdays. You can include things that happen on other days as well, as long as they also happen on Tuesdays. About half-way down … [Read more...] about It’s About Tuesday
Rituals are acts that we perform again and again. For some reason. Because they are reliably repetitive, we benefit from their rhythms. Some rituals are idiosyncratic and private. We carry them out alone. They keep us healthy and sane. Other rituals are formal and public. Think of rituals associated with religions and governments. Sports teams have rituals. Families … [Read more...] about Rituals and Rhythms
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?