thrift store find!

10 WRITING EXERCISES TO BEAT BLOCK!
  • 1. Go out to a public, but not overly crowded place and take a notebook with you. Remain there for 10 minutes writing down random overheard snippets of conversation. Afterwards, choose an interesting piece of dialogue and use it as your first line/stanza.
  • 2. Visit a thrift store or market and find 5 items that interest you. For each item imagine the kind of person that would own it and create a character based on it. Write about that character.
  • 3. Take a bunch of small pieces of paper, and on each one write a word that you like. Then, draw 3 words at random and try to incorporate them into a short piece. This can be anything as long as all 3 words are included. You could also try using a random word generator.
  • 4. Visit a library, and pick out 5 book titles that interest you. These can be fiction, non-fiction or both. Write a scene inspired by one of these titles.
  • 5. Pick up a book you haven't read. Look at the title and front cover. Write the story based on these alone. (Literally reading a book by it's cover)
  • 6. Pick out a random book from your personal book shelf. Open it onto a random page and pick out a sentence from this page. This is your opening line / stanza.
  • 7. Find a random page in any book, or any piece of paper with writing on it. Highlight every single noun on the page. Pick out a few of these nouns. Write 3 sentences personifying each noun. The first sentence should start with "I am the _____ ...."
  • 8. On a bus or in the back seat of a car, look out of the window at road signs. Write down words or entire phrases from road signs, and use one of them as the title for a short piece.
  • 9. Go to a clothing store and pick out a t-shirt. If the t-shirt has a slogan on it, use it as your first line/stanza. If the t-shirt has images on it then base your piece on the image.
  • 10. Turn on the television or watch a long YouTube video. Write down pieces of dialogue that are memorable to you. Choose one and write a scene around it.
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Still needs some alterations, work on the vest , right suitcase, scarf and a few magical creatures. But I think Fem!Newt Scamander is coming along nicely! 

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We finally got to repot our beloved Entlings in these vintage cups and cauldrons ! These, as well as the glass jars, the doilies and the selenite tower, are from this weekend’s thrift store/flea markets’ finds. We got very, very lucky ! The jars will be emptied and used to make terrariums in the near future. 

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♫♩ Blue’s Clues, Blue’s Clues ♫♩

Superboy! Sketch based off of amazing original design by Jorge Jimenez. For the first story I wanted his outfit to evolve and have an origin so we wrote the first jacket as a thrift store find and not his official Superboy jacket (Yet!) Jon just wanted to be like his dad. Superman explained there was meaning behind the “S” and John would have to accept the responsibility the next time he zipped it up (Kind of a reverse superman shirt pull) I love the idea of giving it that special meaning. This sketch was used to coordinate between Doug, Jorge and myself working on different chapters of the story at the same time and the minor changes leading up to that point in our Son of Superman story 

Feel free to let me know in the comments what else you want to see. I want to hear from you!

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