I’ve been wanting to start a little series of posts on this blog, something that would be a roundup of things that inspire me or simply made me happy and thus #InspirationMonths was born. So here are a seven things I loved this month.
- This picture that I took.
There was freezing rain earlier this month, and it froze on my window. I think I captured a pretty cool moment with the blurriness of the tress and the yard from the ice.
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Happiness. So few can claim it. So few can say they are happy in this world where corruption and destruction are daily events. Happiness seems to have become a rarity.
However, after struggling with family issues, suffering from depression, pulling myself out of it, and then still struggling with family issues, I can finally say that I am happy.
By no means am I happy all the time, 24/7, but I am happy. I am happy because I started this blog, because I can see my photography improving each time I take a new picture. I am happy because of music, and how passionate my sister is about all of the bands she likes, which just makes me excited about it too.
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Recently I just finished taking a creative writing class and it really inspired me. So today, I have a prompt from the classic “The Picture of Dorian Gray” that reads “I was wrong. It has destroyed me.” As soon as I read this I thought it was so fascinating and you could really do a lot with it.
That’s what I find interesting about writing, is that inspiration literally comes from everywhere even other books or poems or a picture that you saw on the internet. And then the ideas just hit you and almost knock you over and you struggle to find a pen and paper to write it all down.
It makes me happy to be creative like this and to be able to share it with others. It just adds to the excitement of creativity and of writing itself.
Fun Fact: our productivity levels have a lot to do with our environment. So if you have an essay to write sitting in a cluttered, dark room isn’t going help. But if the area in which you work is clean and clutter free, you can actually get more work done.
I’ve always been someone who likes to keep things looking nice and clean and I have done research on how our surroundings stimulate our brain. But that’s not what I’m talking about today; it’s just where the idea came from. Today, I would like to share some de-cluttering tips. So here it goes…
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Characters: One of the most important things when it comes to writing. If you don’t have well-written characters the story becomes irrelevant. At the same time, creating characters is also one the most difficult things, they essentially are human beings that you have to create out of thin air and then somehow convince a reader that these people are real.
However, I think every writer has developed some kind of system and this is mine:
- Start with the basics.
There are worksheet’s you can find on the internet that list most of these basic things that hold importance. For example, eye colour, hair colour, height, weight, etc. you should also include things like what the character wears, common stances, and expressions.
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