What do you love?
Meditate on a positive childhood memory and then create what comes from that meditation. Try to focus on both feelings and imagery.
Really simple… the topic is being thankful and grateful.
Work it in.
Work it out.
Have some fun!
Insert a bit of lateness in your piece. It can be an ode to how you feel about timeliness or it can be a bad habit your character has. A poem about time works too. Heck, you can even make a list of excuses as to why you are late.
Have fun with it!
Have you ever had someone tell you to write it out?
Even if you are feeling something that doesn’t seem to fit with what you are working, you should always try to find a way to channel that energy and throw it into your project.
This doesn’t always mean that your characters or your piece has to match the emotions you are feeling. Sometimes you need to turn those emotions into motivation and write them out. Turn that stress and frustration into a beautifully creative piece. Use boredom as a time to throw your imagination into emergency boot camp.
So take whatever you are feeling and channel it. If you need to, time yourself to up the challenge factor.
Try to have some fun with this.
Attempt to describe a color to someone who has been blind their entire life.
What does true happiness look like to you or your character? Truly take some time to allow to the reader to feel what you feel.
Make a list of 5 to 10 things you dislike/hate about yourself (or your character hates about themselves).
Now write a love note, poem, or story honoring those things and how they make you (or your character) unique.
Write about a smile, and how thankful you are for it. Write about more than one if you are so moved. If you are a fiction writer, write about a smile that changes your character’s life or outlook.
Write a 25 word, 25 line, 25 stanza, 25 paragraph, or 25 page piece on the art and/or act of falling in love.
Write a haiku/senryu about “the morning after”.
A haiku is a three line poem. The first line has 5 syllables, the second has 7 syllables, and the third line has 5 syllables.
Then write a longer piece interpreting the haiku/senryu in a totally different manner than you originally intended.
You are in a grocery store/farmer’s market with the person you find yourself falling for.
Your vocal cords are not working.
There are no paper products to write on or with words that can express your feeling for you.
All you have is food and drinks.
How do you tell them how you feel?