Do you play when you write? When you dream?
Jennifer Crusie is collaging all 4 acts of her novel. She has a picture (that looks awesome!) if you click through. Wow! That would be kind of cool, to just look up and see your whole story visually.
More Writing Collages:
- 1.) A Writer Afoot: Mapping It Out
- 2.) Jenny Crusie gets really fancy. Wow! Look at those pictures!
- 3.) Jenny Crusie gives detailed instructions on pre-writing and writing collages (scroll way down).
- 4.) Here's a fun-to-play-with Collage Machine, courtesy of the National Gallery of Art. (It's supposed to be for kids, but ...)
Here's another idea: A Motivation Collage. I need one of those!
I have another collage, a "Dream Board," in the basement (I get a happy feeling in my heart every time I look at it; I really treasure it!) ... courtesy of the book, Live Your Dream. (GREAT BOOK!) I should probably do another one; mine needs updating! Here's what Joyce Chapman writes about it:
A Dream Board--a symbolic visual representation of your dream.
Look through magazines and cut out pictures and words that portray your dream. Arrange these on a poster board to create an attractive picture of the you you want to be. Include pictures or photographs of the aspects of your life--your ideal body, family, friends, relationship, home, car, work, accomplishments, finances, leisure activities, vacations--anything and everything that's important to you.
In creating your Dream Board, you are designing your own ad and picturing your own perfect life. Be as creative as you like, but follow one rule: you can only paste in a picture when you are willing to take the action required to make it a reality.
When you finish your Dream Board, display it in a prominent place where it can remind you often and reinforce where you're headed. You have now declared your dream. And when you declare, life supports you, and conditions around you begin moving into place to make your dream a reality.
Did I mention that making a Dream Board is major FUN? It feels like winning the lottery, and you can "buy" anything in the whole world that you want.
I guess it's time to give up TV and do some playing at night.
Do you do any fun things like collaging when planning your story? When setting goals?
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