Host a “vision” seminar with your writing partners, writing group, and best friends, some great eats, and a few materials from your home and an office supply store. Read my guest blog for the great folks at WritersInTheStorm.wordpress.com to find out more. Just click on the blue title below:
Envisioning the Writer’s Ideal Life With Vision Boards and Mandalas by Louella Nelson
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Here’s a teaser to whet your appetite for the details–
…Just as I assert to writers that all stories and characters reside in your subconscious and need only be drawn out through auto-writing, meditation, or long showers—Deb’s introductory remarks reassured us we already knew The Plan for our lives-to-come.
She guided us in a brief meditation in which we accessed our subconscious and gave confidence to our dreams. If that sounds a little woo-woo, it is—but it’s an effective way to unlock ideas. I often suggest that writers tell themselves three to five nights in a row before sleep that they know exactly what to write about, how to fix a character, where to go next in plot, and so on. Deb did something very similar.
Here’s a paraphrase of the process: Essentially, eyes closed, imagine yourself in a beautiful, peaceful place; breathe there for a bit; wander down a path and see your spirit-guide (an ancient savvy version of you) waiting for you; ask for what you want, what you wish to know, and then gently ease yourself back to the conscious world.
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