Saturday, August 4, 2007

Get those creative juices flowing!

Do you ever have those moments (or days) when creativity is lost, and you have no idea where to find it? Maybe is is cowering under the bed in your mind, afraid to come out, thinking that it may disappoint you. Maybe it's playing hide-n-seek. Maybe it's just being stubborn and giving you a difficult time. Whatever it is, sometimes it just needs a little persuasion to show it's pointy-hatted head.

Sometimes I use short little exercises to help coax my creativity out of hiding.

I thought maybe I'd post some creative power boosters from time to time, so if you need a little help finding your creativity, you can come on over and I'll help you out. :0)

This first exercise takes a name, place and item. Randomly pick a name for a character, a place (how the "place" fits into your story is up to you.) and an item that your character will use, or will influence your character in some way.

You have two options.

Option 1: In 100 words or less, write a summary for a story using the characters name, place and item.

Option 2: Write a short story using the name, place and item.

Here's an example to get you started.

Name: Soraphina Tubscrub
Place: A cave in Poisonwood Forest
Item: An emerald vase

string these items together in anyway that you want. There are no rules, except to use these three things somewhere in your story or summary. Oh -- I guess there are two other rules.
1. Don't think too hard.
2. Just have fun.

If you come up with something, please share!!!

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