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 

Small Gestures

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Write a poem about the power that small gestures can have. These things that seem small to one person or take so little effort can make or break someone’s day. When was the last time someone did something like took your plate to the sink so you wouldn’t have to get up and you realized how much caring was in that small action? Or the last time someone made a comment that they didn’t even think about that stuck with you like a black cloud over the rest of your day? Show this dynamic of small gestures causing big emotion.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Desirable Disasters

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

We’re in the rainy season here in Florida and at my theme park I work at I find myself wishing for the bad weather. We have weather codes that mean that we can’t leave certain areas until the storm passes and on my breaks I’m always hoping for storms. Do you have any situations in your life where you are hoping for something that most people would consider a disaster? Write a poem about the desirability of a disaster. Paint it in a positive light for your readers.

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

Not Spoken Out Loud

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

I feel like we all have thoughts that we wouldn’t say out loud, either because we’re afraid of expressing an unpopular opinion or we aren’t sure of the truth of the statement or any other number of reasons. Sometimes these thoughts fade from our minds because they were unimportant but sometimes we can find ourselves holding on to unspoken words. Write a poem that lets out some of these thoughts that you’ve never said out loud.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

The Joy of Wrecking Stuff

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

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

Reminders of a Friend

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Write a poem that features descriptions of things that you associate with your best friend. Find ways to link these descriptions to who your friend is and descriptions of her. Make it so that we feel like we know this person as well as you do. What places remind you of her? What smells or songs or foods make you think of your best friend when she’s not around?

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