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Creative inspiration

So with it being back to school time I thought I’d try to spark some creativity if not for now, then to give you some ideas for those reports, class and homework.
One of the blogs I follow asked the question How do we find our creative inspiration when you are stuck
it sort of depends on what I want to do as I have a variety of creative outlets (too many and YES there can be too many.. Mama’s make sure your kids only have 1-2 hobby/interests!)
I write poems but the last few I wrote are not finished, so I re-read through them to see if I my muse will help me out and get it finished. Also I have a list of ideas be it possible titles for poems, a line etc. So I check through those as well to see if any would work or if it will flip that  ‘write new poem’ switch wherever it is on me.
Also I make jewelry the craft kind you buy the bits for at Joann’s Michael’s and Hobby Lobby but sometimes some things come out where I have to look again and can’t believe I made it!  I can’t draw well so I try to trace/draw out what I made in a journal and I look at that. Also when I get an idea for something I try to put a few of the beads etc I have in the color I’ll be doing it, in one of those mini ziplock bags   Like a set of earrings or  as I recently have been trying to do some book thongs. (I am trying to find the right red colored beads to make vampire themed ones; however, likely won’t be all the same design. I make ‘custom /one of a kinds’ for less.
Then I also have been working on a patchwork (not a quilt or anything in particular but started out as a body pillow cover and I decided I wanted to make a ‘never ending’ one. Summer seems to be my sewing season so I’ve been trying to work on that as well as recently been making some change purses for friends and family as their or part of their holiday gifts.. also earrings, yes fabric earrings.  So everytime I go to walmart I always check to see if there are any interesting ‘fat quarters’ as they are called, I just call them ‘swatches’  as I can usually get a piece out of it for my patchwork as well as one or 2 other projects (if not more) out of it.
I have a large bin of fabric and I think i have 2 underbed boxes with more fabric (eeek!) or old t-shirts to cut out for my patchwork so I really would like to get a lot of stuff (at least project set-ups if not sew right away. Might have to make note of that in my bujo I started setting up for next year.
That’s another thing.. Journal I write any ideas in a journal or in a note on my evernote account… Check it out here
as you can see I try to keep a ‘file’ of friends’ and family as to what size or if have pierced ears etc. as well as a listing of  some ideas for lines/series.
For writers I will tell you an idea or 2… READ!!! I’ve been inspired by a few books (like a line or a paragraph may have inspired a poem out of me)
Check out other journals, sewing, and other creative ideas fixes on Pinterest! You can follow @kymoDragon and check out my boards for stuff there! That’s where I get a lot of my Bullet Journaling ideas as I’m just starting on that.
also you can follow my Blogs
Crafter Crums  which I not only include posts of my own projects when they are finished, but also curate ideas I hope to do or just liked and thought you might enjoy as well.
My personal posts are usually either a photo or video of the project and sometimes a step by step (and if I think of it, a way to improve on how I made the original item.)
but also curate others
and my writing  blog  Miss Musings Writing Essentials which has Help in the menu on a variety of things (you can also hoover to see if there are more pages for that section) as well as search the blog posts
 How do YOU spark creativity?  Please tell us your ideas… Oh one other one I do for writing
I list a bunch of song titles or book titles or words something of that sort (or have someone tell me some) and I write a story or poem from it. Its more like a writing exercise but it does help.

 

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How to write poetry

How to write poetry: Poet Wendy Cope explains what makes a really superb poem

For me it just starts with inspiration which is an idea, I scribble it down (sometimes I can’t make out a word later on but I keep at figuring it out)

Sometimes I get stuck with only a line and I toil over years with finishing it or just include it for a later idea (I have a page of ideas of phrases etc. word play and so on)

Read! There have been times where a paragraph or description in a book has inspired me! Pay attention to Pop culture (I have a poem pertaining to this a bit and it’s one of my humorous ones at least supposed to be)

I  play sort of a game, in which for example I use the songs on an album   (or a bands catalog …all their song titles) as prompts and try to fit them all into a poem (or some sort of creative writing) I used to do with with my vocabulary words in school sometimes.

 

Want some words for prompts?

I’ll start you with 5

Melancholy

Defiance

Mercurial

turbid

perfunctory

and a BONUS

 

one of my favorite words…

BOISTEROUS– this is my favorite vocab word from school ever! I still remember the day we were reading our sentences for example and I knew I had an great one. I raised my hand to read it and the teach thought it was used perfectly. (If only I could remember the way I worded the sentence! I do believe it is in one of my poems So you can check that page in the menu.) It was something like the Boisterous roars of thunder.

 

Want some random words to use?

random Vocabulary words generator

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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Animal Groupings

a Cyclone of Scorpions

a kindle of cats (or was it kittens?)

Collective nouns for animal groups 2

 
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Posted by on October 3, 2016 in Creative writing, vocabulary

 

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How did they say it?

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2016 in Exercises, Lists, vocabulary

 

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Description Lists for Colors

One of my Followers posted this to their blog and I thought it would be a great Idea to post for you all for your stories and descriptions of characters and just general writing (journals?)

World of Horror

Today I want to introduce some complete lists of colors for using in your writing.

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Here’s another one:

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Eye color:

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Hair color:

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Hope you enjoy these lists!

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The Boring Writer

Bad writer...#grammar #writing #tips #writers #education #blogging Poetry is not ‘ALWAYS’ boring or well strike that, not ALL poetry is boring… Haikus I,  well I have a poem on those.THOSE  bore me.

I don’t normally like to read others’ poems as they are personal and everyone has their own style but there is a few I have that were entertaining.

To me if it doesn’t have a rhyme or shall I say rhythm to it then it is boring. Some tell me I rhyme too much, but not all mine rhyme, that’s the way they come out. Besides just wait until I have my poems finalized and can have it published… My poems are like no others~! (or at least the format I want my book in). Oh and those friends poems by others,   I plan on doing a friend section for my book (be I publish it or a company does) so you will see not all are boring.

 

They also forgot bad grammar, and punctuation as well as run on sentences.

 

actually some people who blog… their format is as a journal or you can think of blogs as a digital journal (just for the world to see) Think some have a Travel niche which means it’s a travel journal I have 3 blogs with a niche.. Entertainment, Crafts & this writing one… in a sense I do see them all as a journal as you can look back and see what your writing was like when you started it, and how it has currently evolved.

 

Write every day, read books on how to write and read any thing friends and family may have written!

 

 

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25 Editing tips

 

In Honor of NANOWRIMO I thought it might be a great Idea to publish  some editing and proofreading posts You can print out this checklist as well as search for any previous posts on the topic

Editing checklist

 

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