"Play Time! Before words came letter, before letters came doodles. According to those in the know, doodling, scribbling, drawing taps into your creative brain--the play filled side. So what happens if we get into a playful mood first, then begin writing?
Sometime, in a bygone blog, while attending a Kindling Words retreat during which we doodled before writing each morning, I wrote about the science behind how doodling taps into creative corners and our subconscious in different and surprising ways. (I tried to find the post so I could link to it here and seem tres tech savvy and marketing wise, but instead I was sucked into rereading and remembering. It was fun and dang I've been blogging a long, long time. ...)
Anyways, back to the topic at hand: Giving yourself "Permission to Play," as Carin Channing, creator of 365 DAYS OF DOODLING, a book Cindy and I are currently using to find our playground voices. Time to "Climb Back into the Sandbox, People!"
Poetry Challenge #19
It's a Zippity-Doodle Kind of Day!
Start with a blank sheet of paper and pencil (or pen). Doodle your idea of zippity. Zippity might be a thing, a place or a feeling. Now write a short poem, no more than 10 words about your Zippity Doodle!
Set the timer for 7 minutes.
Don’t think; just do it.
*Cindy Faughnan and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge at more than 670 days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole dang poem. Scroll down and click on the comments!