Stacking Worlds

Hello Beautiful Thinkers, 

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 

The Art In Make Up

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

This Instagram user, Jazmina Daniel, has taken her lipstick application to the level of art. Check out the link to her page for even more awesome lip looks from her. These ones were some of my favorites because of the combined artistry that went into the fingernails as well. Take a look at some more of her work on Instagram and then write a scene in which you compare a character’s make up to a piece of art. Is it as artistic as these looks here?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

The Joy of Wrecking Stuff

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On of my favorite bands, Patent Pending release a mash-up of Wasted by Tiësto and Wake Me Up by Avicii. Both are excellent songs, and Patent Pending has brought them together in a fun video. I’ve always loved the idea of having a room just for wrecking stuff; it seems like a good combination of fun and therapeutic.  Check out the video of their mash-up and then write a scene where your character takes to smashing some things up. Does your character leave the room a total mess like in the video? Who has to clean it up later? What happens after your character smashes everything up?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Call For Submissions: Mom Egg Review

Hello Beautiful Thinkers, 

Mom Egg Review, a literary journal about motherhood, seeks poetry, fiction, and creative prose for its annual print issue, themed “Mothers Play/Mothers Work.” You can find guidelines on their site: www.momeggreview.com/submit. They request a cover letter and a brief bio with your submissions. The entry fee is $3 per submission and the submission deadline is August 15, 2017. 

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers, 

The Boy In The Heart Shades 

Gone to Join The Circus 

Hello Beautiful Thinkers, 

I finished up Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus this week. The book is a fun read for fantasy fans to be sure. There is something interesting about the point of view though with this one. Most of the book is told from third person point of view following the cast of characters freely as needed to tell the story. But there are also sections written in second person point of view. These sections are always descriptions of the different circus attractions that you can find in The Night Circus. Try out writing something where you mix points of view like this. Be sure that your switch in point of view has a purpose and is not done randomly through out the scene. 

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers, 

The Boy In The Heart Shades 

The Wonder of Wonder Woman

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

This may speak more to my interests and friends, but it has been weeks since Wonder Woman came out and we have even had another super hero movie come out but still Wonder Woman dominates my dashboards. I haven’t seen so much as a gif from the new Spiderman movie since it came out. But I still see reviews and other attention beings given to Wonder Woman. I’m not gonna lie I’m loving it. I love a strong female lead and this movie showcases that in so many ways. Take inspiration from Wonder Woman and write a scene about a female character getting all the attention in the best way possible.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Disguising Your Steps

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

My friend sent me a picture of these shoes that bootleggers used to wear that made your footprints look like cow prints. Given the right setting, they were probably very clever shoes. I really like the idea of a fashion choice being used to hide a trail. Today take inspiration from these shoes and write a scene where your character would like to erase or disguise her trail to keep from being followed. Who might be following her? How does she go about disguising or covering up her tracks?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Sea Creature Lamps

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Once again, I’ve found some cool home-made stuff on Etsy. These lamps come in a few different designs inspired by sea creatures, but my favorites are the jellyfish. The designer sells both already made lamps and DIY kits to make your own. check out the link above to see them all. Take inspiration from these lamps and write about a creature that glows or seems to glow in a certain light.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Praying to Rise Again

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Any of you that is a Ke$ha fan knows what she’s been going through and why she hasn’t been able to put out music. But it would seem that she has finally made her way back to making new songs. Her new single “Praying” is out, as is the official video for it. I’ve already pre-ordered her new album and can’t wait to see what she’s got in store for us. This single though definitely has a “rising from the ruins” feeling to it. Take inspiration from the feeling of this song and write a scene where your character getting back up after struggling for a period.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

My Next Summer Song

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

I think I just found my summer song for this year! I’m obsessed with “Worlds on Fire” by Zerbin. Okay so technically it is from two years ago, but my friend showed it to me just a few days ago. It has that perfect feeling of youthful abandon to its lyrics. Write a scene that captures that perfect feeling of summer. This scene should happen in a time when your character was young and hopeful and just a little too reckless with too much time on her hands.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades