Monday, October 8, 2012
Blogtoberfest Day #8: Try a magpie
Earlier this year, I participated in a read-along of the book Inner Excavation by Liz Lamoreux. One of the wonderful exercises she recommended in her book is a word toolbox.
I had assumed this exercise would be time consuming and a little tedious, but once I got started I had a lot of fun with it. It struck me as a great way of getting started if you’re not sure to write. It was also a really intriguing (and slightly spooky!) way of receiving a message from the Universe.
Did you ever hear the one about Andrea Scher playing “magpie” by opening a dictionary and alighting on the word “sark”? The artist and author Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy aka SARK soon became her employer, creative mentor and dear friend.
One time, prompted by another excellent book, I opened up every book on my bedside table to page 56, to see the secrets each author wanted to impart.
How about spending half an hour today making and filling a toolbox for those days when you need a little bloggy inspiration? Or why not give magpie a try?
I dare you...!