River-Girl-Art: International Art Journal Swap I have recently shared with you my Totem Animals Journal that I have traveling with the 15 swap. I also have another journal out there traveling the world, I made and decorated its cover and introduction pages and sent it on its way. It has been journeying since 2010 In the I included a gift of an ATC for each contributor in my journal. This is a spread I did in Pearls beautiful "Poems, Quotes and Verses" Journal A section of my contribution in Milliande's "Connections" I did a tree of life inspired by Climt in Claresters "Life on Earth" Journal Euphaeidae chose a theme close to my heart Feminine Fertility So I loved playing in her journal and made some interactive pages And here I have a basket full of journals to play in over the next while. I thoroughly enjoy playing in these traveling journals and I am eagerly awaiting the day they arrive back home carrying all the art and dreams my fellow artists have shared.
102 Resources for Fiction Writing « Here to Create UPDATE 1/10: Dead links removed, new links added, as well as Revision and Tools and Software sections. Are you still stuck for ideas for National Novel Writing Month? Or are you working on a novel at a more leisurely pace? Here are 102 resources on Character, Point of View, Dialogue, Plot, Conflict, Structure, Outlining, Setting, and World Building, plus some links to generate Ideas and Inspiration. Also, I recommend some resources for Revision and some online Tools and Software. 10 Days of Character Building Name Generators Name Playground The Universal Mary Sue Litmus Test Priming the idea pump (A character checklist shamlessly lifted from acting) How to Create a Character Seven Common Character Types Handling a Cast of Thousands – Part I: Getting to Know Your Characters It’s Not What They Say . . . Establishing the Right Point of View: How to Avoid “Stepping Out of Character” How to Start Writing in the Third Person Web Resources for Developing Characters What are the Sixteen Master Archetypes?
10 Journal Keeping Ideas that Will Enhance Your Life What should I write about? Will it sound dumb? Will I run out of ideas before I even get started? Keeping a journal can be a rewarding experience, but lots of people don’t know where to begin. My personal favorites are reflection and goal journals, but everyone has a different favorite. And that’s okay! 1. There was a green robot. Dream journals are a lot of fun. 2. A “record-keeping” journal is nothing but the facts. 3. Gratitude journals are extremely rewarding. 4. Online journaling, or blogging, has gained popularity in recent years. 5. If words aren’t your thing, consider a collage or art journal. 6. Are you the brilliant thinker? 7. Scholars regularly publish in academic journals, but what about keeping your own personal academic journal? 8. A gift journal is unlike every other journal because *gasp* it’s not meant for you. 9. Therapy and personal reflection journals can be difficult. But it can be extremely helpful in allowing you to move on from those things. 10.
Digital Art Journaling – Resources/Tutorials/Links | suruha Art Journaling is HOT right now. It’s a fun way for each individual to get Artsy while Journaling one’s life stories. Art as therapy is the premise and, evidently, judging by the sheer number of blogs and folks who are doing it, it must be working!. The art, itself, may be the therapy, using the raw emotion to influence their design in the art. Some of us prefer digital art journaling. I am continuously updating this listing. And, finally, some links are to the website’s main page. BLOGS/WEBSITES - Featuring Digi-Art Journaling:
new poem every day Creative Journal Keeping -- Innovative and Fun Journaling Tips & Technique To help guide you and your child down the path of creative journaling I've listed some tips below. Try them out, and remember that there are infinite ways for you and your child to dress up a journal and integrate creative expression into your journals. Creative Journaling Tips: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
★ ART JOURNALING | Technique Tutorials, Inspiration and Prompts ★ Art journaling is a fantastic hobby for people who enjoy being artistic, and when you finish a journal it is so satisfying to look through the beautiful and varied pages you've created. I especially love journals that incorporate a wide range of media and texture experiments because these journals are literally bursting at the seams and are so fun to look through! You can use a huge number of different materials in your journal, and you can really let your creativity run free without judgement. The most popular materials are pens (markers, felt tips, micron pens etc) and paints (acrylic, watercolor, oil etc), although I've seen everything from salt to tea bags being used! More materials you can use include: magazine pages, recycled book pages, ephemera, crayons, pencils, photos, pastels, newspaper, inks, different kinds of paper (tissue, crepe, parchment etc), leaves, and thin fabrics like muslin and cheesecloth. And remember...every page does not need to be a masterpiece.
how to write better Writing is a muscle. Smaller than a hamstring and slightly bigger than a bicep, and it needs to be exercised to get stronger. Think of your words as reps, your paragraphs as sets, your pages as daily workouts. Think of your laptop as a machine like the one at the gym where you open and close your inner thighs in front of everyone, exposing both your insecurities and your genitals. Because that is what writing is all about. Procrastination is an alluring siren taunting you to google the country where Balki from Perfect Strangers was from, and to arrange sticky notes on your dog in the shape of hilarious dog shorts. The blank white page. Mark Twain once said, “Show, don’t tell.” Finding a really good muse these days isn’t easy, so plan on going through quite a few before landing on a winner. There are two things more difficult than writing. It’s no secret that great writers are great readers, and that if you can’t read, your writing will often suffer.