Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Who Will You be for Halloween?

By YA Author Andrea Buginsky

Creativity comes in many forms. Your writing isn’t the only way you can express it; you can also draw, paint, doodle, play music, and dress up.

That’s right: Dress up. Pull out some clothes, shoes, and accessories, put on your six-year-old hat, and create some characters for your stories. With Halloween only four weeks away, this is the perfect time to play Dress Up.

When you delve into other creative activities, such as playing dress up, you unlike your mind’s potential to create, which only serves to help you write more, and write better. Playing Dress Up is a great way to really get into your character’s head, and create some new characters too. If you’re having trouble getting started, try dressing up like your favorite literary characters, just like you would on Halloween. Then, mix-and-match outfits to create new, unique characters that may speak to you and say “Write about me!”

Be sure to keep a pad and pen handy so you can begin to jot down notes and character sketches as you play and come up with fresh ideas for your current characters, and create new ones. If you’re feeling brave, invite a friend or family member to join you. You may feel inspired by one of their creations, too. Have fun!

Andrea Buginsky is a freelance writer and author. “The Chosen” was her first book, and was followed by “My Open Heart,” an autobiography about growing up with heart disease. “Nature’s Unbalance” is the second story in THE CHOSEN series. Andrea plans to write more in the series. She’s already done with the first draft of book 3 and has a concept for book 4. You can find Andrea on her website, Andi’s Realm. Her books are available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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