How Gluey Fingers Can Help Your Writing

When I spend time dancing, my acting gets better.

When I paint, my poetry improves.

When I go to the theatre, I overflow with ideas on all kinds of artistic fronts.

Creativity travels. It flows outward to all other artistic pursuits. Feeding creativity in one realm waters the seeds of creativity in other realms.

So, recently, I took a stack of magazines, some scissors and glue to my literature class. And instead of writing or analyzing writing, we collaged.

These were the collage project options. (If you’re stuck in a writing project, you might want to put down your pen and give these a shot.):

Choose one of the characters in your story. Create a collage that depicts the character’s emotional state.

Create a “ransom note collage” by your character. Cut out words to state what your character wants, from whom, by when, and what will happen if they don’t get it.

Trust me. It’s fun. It’ll unexpectedly fuel your story. And, as a bonus, you’ll get those cool kindergarten gluey fingers.

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