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By Cathy Birch

Via guided visualization, dream-work, astrology, tarot, notice organization and different "sleight of brain" strategies, this booklet takes the reader on a trip into the unconscious to aid locate the writer's voice and use it. the writer deals a few "alternatives to thinking", which she built to satisfy her personal wishes as a author and which she provides in her lectures and workshops. The ebook incorporates a number of actions to stimulate the mind's eye.

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Using Unexpected Juxtaposition Word webs jolt us out of our language rut by placing words in unusual groupings. Placing our characters in unaccustomed social or geographical settings can have similar effects (see 'Heathcliff getting the weekly shopping' above). How would: Captain Kirk control a class of infants? Spock organise the teas at a church garden fte? David Copperfield relate to Jane Eyre, or Robinson Crusoe to Ophelia? Write one of your characters into a scene from your favourite novel.

It is a way of making our voice heard in the world. So how might the other half of that dialogue be conducted - by reading the papers, watching the news, talking? Do you read your first drafts to others and value their response - or do you prefer to internalise the energy at this stage? Whatever your choice, the most important question is does it work for you? Acquiring a Writer's Tool Kit Essential Items Look at - or imagine - your workspace. List the things you simply could not do without. Is yours a Zen like existence - just a pad and pencil - or is your room overflowing?

Which hand is doing the exploring? How does it feel in that exploring role? Transfer your attention now to the hand that is being explored. How does that feel? Focus on those feelings about being explored. Change the roles over. How does each hand feel now? If your right hand had a voice, what would it sound like? What would it say? Give your left hand a voice. What sort of voice is it? What does it say? Let your hands talk to each other for a while. Open your eyes and record your experiences. It may have felt strange to focus on yourself in that way, but it is a useful habit for writers to develop.

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