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The Bullet Journal Method

The Bullet Journal Method

Want a cheaper more simple way to plan your life and keep track of things? I’ve seen what is called Bullet Journals, Now I may have covered these before but I really don’t recall if I have. I have set up my own for 2018 but I have some things to change for next year. Also I thought maybe I should have 2. a different one for each year, and maybe a more permanent one,  even if its just to have a record of layouts (templates) to use.

I’ve noticed when I use a journal for the year, that by the end of the year (somewhere between July and October I end up not really interacting with it as I did when I started.

I don’t’ have nice neat handwriting or drawing

The Bullet Journal Method EXCERPT by Ryder Carroll

Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future

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Or if you want to try your own here are my recommendations to get started.

 

1        2 Leuchtturm1917 Hardcover Medium Dotted Journal [Berry]       3DesignWorks Ink Standard Issue Bound Personal Journal, Green

1How to Guide & Journal set

Leuchtturm1917  5″ X 8.Choose Your Color Dotted Grid Page

3   I also like the Design works brand of Standard Notebooks,  Deluxe Composition Books (choose your color),

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The Guilty, Crazy Secret That Helps Me Write

When I first received my MEDIUM newsletter and saw this

“I can’t get it out of my head. I just keep singing it over and over. It just comes out. I have no control over it. I’m singing it on elevators, buses. I sing it in front of clients. It’s taking over my life

I thought it was going to be about ‘earworms’. Ear worms are  those songs that no matter how much you may not like them, or just sick of them get stuck in your head and you just hear them over and over sometimes just that annoying chorus. (and not to get off topic but I Usually find the trick is to actually listen to the song then I’m good after and yes even if you don’t like it)

but when I saw the ‘Help me write’ part, I couldn’t figure out what that secret could be. After reading

The Guilty, Crazy Secret That Helps Me Write

I’d say this is a good way to GIVE yourself an earworm. It wouldn’t matter what song even one I liked I wouldn’t get any writing done, and I really do not wish  to ruin what music I still listen to by doing this.

 
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Posted by on June 20, 2018 in Writing

 

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How to improve creativity

Ever hear that one gets their best Ideas while sitting on the toilet? Not sure why this is, I guess for those that just sit there, its because they are bored.

I’ve had many times I’ve gotten an idea in the shower, as well as laying down to sleep. That’s because you are relaxed and unplugged.

Spend a few times during the day with your phone, tablet or computer off. Unplug, leave a pen and notebook or journal near your bed (under your pillow or in your nightstand etc.) Write down when you have an idea. As for in the shower… the only idea I have to write down ideas is this   Scuba Dive Underwater Writing Slate 6″ x 5″, . The odd thing though is it looks like a regular pencil that’s on there, so I’m not sure how that will work. I was thinking of a dry erase board just above the shower head so the marker doesn’t get washed off before you get to make a permanent note of it. 

I believe Doing these 9 Things will improve your creativity.  While I believe the person made it to be business oriented you can still follow it for anything you do. Collaboration, working with someone, can be fun. You can work off of each other back and forth.

I’ve found ideas and inspiration while reading books.or watching a movie or tv show. Something in it whether it was said or shown I ended up writing a poem about something in it. One of the books this happened with was in the Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle series (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, & Inheritance) I forget if I titled the poem or if I have even polished it to get ready to add to my book if I ever get one published.But one came from this,  Sometimes when I read someone’s poem I end up writing sort of a response to it.

Sometimes things just pop into your head or an idea keeps coming back to you and you get a sign. Like I was starting to write a story and didn’t write in any character names yet. I was thinking of naming my main character after my birthstone and would you believe I went somewhere and there on the floor I found my birthstone!

Inspiration can come in writing exercises, blog posts, Pinterest and so much more! You can check my Pinterest boards pinterest.com/ @kymoDragon

 

 

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Posted by on January 17, 2018 in DIY, Help, inspiration, Writing

 

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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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22 ways to create compelling content

One of the things I do is when I come across a post of someone else’s… I re-blog it. Sometimes I leave it at that other times I may put my own 2 cents22 Ways to Create Compelling Content Infographics to it

There have been magazine articles that have inspired me and when I use them.. I usually scan the page to include, so my reader knows the original side of the story, or as one of these was an advice column and I had my own advise for the columnist and the person who asked the question, I decided I would answer the same questions as I would.

Normally I’m full of ideas, and usually I’m working on them all at the same time (because my brain won’t shut up) So I try to mix say for my craft blog projects I find I want to do with those that I actually get to.

I’ve asked my readers from my blogs what they want to hear about but I never get an answer.

I’ve tried having a guest writer, here and there but they Also have to have a WordPress account…(which I don’t think they should have to.

 
 

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