Which Animal Would You Love to Be for Just One Day? Please explain why this animal? Describe what you would look like? Where you would live? What would you eat? Draw a picture of you as that animal.
How Do You Make Friends and Family Feel Extra Special? Would You like to Do More? What Would You Do? What Would You Like Others to do for you to make you feel extra special? Please explain.
This journal writing exercise will bring out your artistic side. Above is example of a book I wrote called Clear the Front Row. I design my cover using MS Publisher and photo shop. I drew the girl using watercolors and pen & ink.
Here is how you can create your own book cover. First, turn to a blank page in your journal writing. Draw a big square box to fill the whole page. Below the square box write down the following:
Author (it can be you or a name your pick out)
Title (Choose a title of a book you wrote or choose a title you like)
Go back to the blank square box design a Book Cover. You can use markers, watercolors, acrylics, pastels or just pen & ink. You can also cut out from magazines pictures and glue into square book. It’s you cover so be creative. Add the title and author. You can use MS Publisher to make fancy headings and just cut them out and paste in your square box. This exercise is just helping you brainstorm on how you would want your book cover to look like. Have fun with this project. You can even look at book covers from other authors to get a feel on how they did it. If you want to go the easy way out you can research book cover designers to help you design a more professional looking covers.
If you could invent something what would it be? Write or draw a picture of it? What makes it extra special and why would it out shine all other invention? Please explain....
What Would You Say to an Ex Friend that you wish you did say? Why did you say that? Would you regret it later? Please Explain...
What would it be like if you were a movie star? Which movie would you like to be a star in? Why did you choose that movie? Which movie star would you love to be like? Please Explain...
Have You Written Down Your Life Experiences Yet? Storytelling Can Lead to Healing and Finding Oneself
Have you ever just written down all about your own authentic story about yourself? Happy time or not so happy times? Finding shows just telling our own life stories, we can disconnect from our suffering and worries and letting it all out onto a piece of paper.
There are two options of releasing your story. First, you just write it all down and after having a ceremony of burning the papers… so to help you let go of all those pinned up emotions. (Burn the papers in a safe fireplace or safe fireproof bowl. If burning outside do not burn on a windy day). Letting it all go as the papers burn. Take a deep breath in and out and feel the pressure releasing.
The second choice is an exciting idea. It is my favorite choice. I guess that is why I started writing picture books, fiction and non-fiction. Besides, having a blog. I wanted to help others through my writings. I can tell my life experiences and share them with others.
You too can share by starting to write your own life story.
It’s the most uplifting feeling of just writing and sharing with others your life experiences good and bad. A double exchange happens to you and the reader. By you just sharing your story, you may have given that other person the hope they need to keep moving. Show them they are not alone.
When it comes to yourself; just writing can help you release the past, stresses, burdens and worries a situation created. They may be the ones that have been eating way at you for years. Even just telling about a ridiculous or funny situation you experience can be uplifting to someone else. Just writing it all down is a process of letting it out and in the open.
The benefits of just drafting your own story, can also stimulate hope in your life. Maybe brainstorming on ways to deal with a certain issue. It’s a way to help you heal mentally and physically through storytelling.
I volunteer at a nursing home as an activity helper. I always remember an older couple who lived at the nursing home. They both could not write because of an illness. Their son each weekend, he would make a video of his parents telling their own life story. He later shared the video with the couple’s grandchildren and siblings. It was such a special gift. After the couple pass on, the video played at the memorial service.
If you cannot write or it is too difficult for you. You can do as the son did above by making a video or audio story about your life. Have fun with this project by adding artwork, recipes and even jokes. It is a story all about the awesome person you are.
Take out a notebook and let your life story flow from your memories to the pen at hand.
Author,Artist and Illustrator. Self Published author of eBooks and videos. Plus I do artwork on assignments and teach classes.