Make Something: Good Luck Charm

Writers don’t need luck.

What we need is to sit down and write.

But sometimes a little charm or ritual gives the writer a nudge of confidence or comfort. For one it’s a blue coffee mug, for another a smooth-flowing pen, for another a favorite table at the coffee shop.

These good-writing-mojo associations can be strong and effective … and learned.

So if you’re struggling to write, why not invent a good luck charm? Create it with care, thinking all the while about free-flowing ideas and soulful storytelling. Then tuck it in a safe place, within easy reach.

When the time comes to write, pull out your writing charm. Make contact with the object and the positivity you poured into it. And then write.

Silly? Maybe. But what if it works?

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I made this "writing amulet" this evening. It's just a bit of clay, rolled and shaped and baked and attached to a paper clip. Nothing fancy. But it's charged with my hopes for great stories. I'll hang it on my journal pages while I write.

I made this “writing amulet” this evening. It’s just a bit of clay, rolled and shaped and baked and attached to a paper clip. Nothing fancy. But it’s charged with my hopes for great stories. I’ll hang it on the pages of my journal when I settle in to write.

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