I have a number of “tricks” that I use when crafting a particular scene, whether in the micro or macrocosm of the scene; that is, whether I’m crafting the wording of a sentence or phrase, or an entire paragraph, or whether I’m trying to decide which event comes first, I try to take myself out of my everyday headspace and free up my creative side to come up with just the right ideas.
So here’s the first trick. Well, it’s not the first but it gets to be #1 because it’s the first one I’m writing about. It’s also more or less the easiest. Some years ago, I discovered that cute mouse trailers were absolutely fascinating, and almost hypnotic… sometimes I could spend long periods of time just doodling away, making designs with my mouse while the trailer trailed along after. So I got a script and some hearts, and made a mouse trailer, and put it on a page with some nicely spaced pretty hearts to have something to actually go around and around with the mouse trailers.
I put the mouse trailer over some affirmations, in order to get the benefit of those… because let’s face it… just sitting repeating affirmations is booooooring. Ugh. But, play with the pretty hearts trailer doodling designs and swirling and looping about the pink and purple hearts, or going around and around a particular affirmation, you’re getting the benefit of the affirmations (subliminally?) while your mind is open and receptive because you’re doodling with the trail of hearts.
Here’s the link to Allie’s Affirmations page with the cute hearts trailer, if you want to try it out! I’ll be happy to send you the script if you have a page of your own and want to use it, just shoot me an email or comment below!