Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wizardry Writing Wednesdays # 8 - The Book of Thanks

Hello fellow scribes.
Today, we are veering off the beaten novel writing path for something a little different. Today I want to present a challenge. Today, I encourage you to open your creative minds and think.

Think about all the things you have to be thankful for.


Yes, yes, I'm sure you've heard this before. A hundred times even. But I'm going to be the 101. It's important.

Here's the first thing you do:

Make a small pocket sized book. You can get fancy or simple. If you are unsure how to put together a book of your own, here's a few links that might help.

A Place of Our Own: Homemade books

The Crafty Crow provides several options

There are more sites out there to get your ideas flowing, but these should provide a great start.

And why, you might ask, would I, Wizard Lexiconi ask you to make a book, instead of purchase the book? Because putting your time and personal touch to it makes it more special to you and you will more likely actually use it.

I do encourage that the book be able to fit into a pocket.


Now that you have your book made, look around and begin listing things you are thankful for. Fill the book with a simple list. Journal about experiences you've had that left you feeling blessed or thankful. Draw pictures of people and things you are grateful for. You can even take photos and glue them into your book. Collect items such as leaves, buttons, ect. There is no limit. This book is strictly for you.



WHY?
Well, focusing your mind on things you are thankful for, things you've been blessed with improves your mood, lifts your spirit and brightens your outlook on life. It also fights stress and you never  know, there might be some great stories that you can later incorporate into your writing.

It's a win-win activity. I hope you'll join in.

There is always the frog pond for you if you don't.

Thinking blissful thoughts and the prospect of a big turkey!
Happy Writing Dearest Friends.

Let your imagination weave some wacky tales. 
Wiz. Lexiconi, Sr. Mage 1st class: Fabulist extraordinaire. 

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