Witchy Wardrobe

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

I found some more crazy expensive accessories for us to all pine over on Etsy! My goodness, the money I would waste on that website if I didn’t have to eat. Keeping in my theme for the month these are some witchy items to add to your wardrobe if you feel so inclined. Check them out and let them inspire you to write a witch character. Whether she actually has magical powers like in the fantasy genre or she is a Wiccan in a less fantasy based world is up to you. How does her identity as a witch influence the way the world treats her?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Invasion of Privacy

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Write a poem about a moment when someone invaded your privacy. How did they go about it? How did you find out they did it? Who was it that invaded your privacy? Was it someone you trusted? What did they learn? Would you have told them what they wanted to know if they’d simply asked? Have you ever invaded someone else’s privacy intentionally or maliciously?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Modern Magic

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I found this set of gifs on Tumblr, titled Modern Male Witch Project, that was made by an artist that goes by Brenna-Ivy. Check out the links and look at the ideas that went into these pieces. I particularly love the technology one in the set as I love the idea of mixing magic and technology in stories. See if any of these pictures inspire you into a story of your own version of modern-day magic. Write a scene that explores the idea of magic in the modern world or even explores the concept of mysticism in the modern world. How have magical traditions changed with the world as it changed?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Sounds of Panic

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There aren’t a lot of sounds that are universally recognized as sounds that make everyone panic. That’s something that is interesting about people we all react in our own way to different things. Some people can hear a dogs bark and have it set off the panic button in their brain because they’re scared of dogs. Think about sounds that make you panic. What about them triggers this reaction in you? Write a poem that tries to make other people understand what you feel when you hear that sound.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Dancing With Skeletons

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Happy First Week of Halloween BTs! I thought it would be fun to theme this month’s fiction posts towards Halloween since it is neck and neck with Christmas for my favorite holiday. Today I’ve found a remixed version of a Halloween classic “Spooky Scary Skeletons.” I legitimately would dance to this in a club. It makes me happy. Inspired by this song write a scene that features a skeleton in some way. Is it a human skeleton? Who was it? What happened to them?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Enjoying Service

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I can’t honestly say that I like my jobs. But there is an amount of satisfaction that can come from them. They are both service jobs. And to know that I’ve done a good job helping someone else or even getting to see how satisfied someone is with what I’ve done for them can be fulfilling. Write a poem about the joys that come from giving your time in service of someone else. Is it always worth the work you put in? If not, what makes it feel worth it?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Internet Inspiration: Food For Your Mood

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

I found a whole list of foods that you should be eating for different purposes like weight loss, muscle gain, and other random things but this one was the one that caught my eye the most. I like that it gives a different food for different types of bad mood. I don’t know that there’s any science behind any of these, but I do like the idea that food can be used to alter your mood. What food does your character like to eat when she’s in a bad mood? Is it a healthy choice or an unhealthy one? Write a scene that shows the relationship between the food your character eats and her emotional state.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Poetic Forms: Haiku

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This one is a form that I’m sure that you’re all familiar with even if you’re new to my blog, the haiku. That’s right it’s time for one of your favorite syllable count based poems again BTs. This Japanese based form of poetry does a 5-7-5 syllable count. That’s only 17 syllables which means you’ve got very little room to make your point with this poem. Word choice is always important in poetry but when you have such a small number to work with you’ll truly appreciate how much more each word means. I’m sure that you’ll all find the perfect syllables to express what you want in your haiku.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Recognizing Good and Evil

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I finished reading Good Omens this week! It was a really fun read and I definitely recommend it for anyone that likes stories that feature demons, angels, and other religious constructs outside The Bible’s context. The thing I liked most about the characters is that they don’t stick to the classic roles of good or evil that you’d expect from angels and demons. Today write a character that one would assume is either one or the other but defies everyone’s assumptions about her personality. What about her makes people assume this? Is she an angel or demon? Does she work in a career path that people have a negative connotation toward like lawyers or one people assume must make you a good person like a religious leader? How does she go about defying the assumptions about her character? 

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers, 

The Boy In The Heart Shades 

Stacking Worlds

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I’m reading a book called A Darker Shade of Magic. In it there are four different worlds that the character can travel through and in all four the city of London exists. There are specific rules about the way that the character can travel between worlds including what order you can move between them. He says the worlds are stacked like paper on top of each other. It’s a pretty interesting concept to be sure. Today write a scene that creates your own way of traveling between worlds. What are the rules? If you don’t like the idea of writing multiple worlds, write a scene where your character plans a specific route of travel. Why did your character select this route? What attractions are on the route or what threats are on the alternative routes that your character would like to avoid? Where is your character going? 

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers, 

The Boy In The Heart Shades