Collaging the Subconscious

Yesterday, two of my critique group friends and I got together to make collages for our current book writing projects.





This is one of my favorite creative thinking exercises, because I always learn more about my story in the process. This board leans against the wall above the desk where I write, where it will provide encouragement, inspiration, and a continuing reminder to take a little time each day to spend time with this book.

…speaking of which, I think it’s time for me to go get started!

Happy writing!

:) Cheryl

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  1. Adventures in Children's Publishing says

    Love this idea! Thanks so much for including the wonderful pictures, too. I'll have to try this out!


  2. Cheryl Reif says

    Hi Marissa, Thanks! It's a lot of fun and by the time I'm finish, I'm always more motivated than when I began. I usually have some new ideas, too :).

  3. Laura says

    I'm so happy with the way mine turned out! But I've run out of wall space in my office and I hate to take any of the others down…I guess I just need a bigger office. I should have followed your lead and put it on a foam core board so I could prop it up anywhere.

  4. Cheryl Reif says

    I'm really happy with mine, too :). The foam core makes it portable, which is important now that school's out…I never know where I might be writing!