- Yes, get out the scissors
- glue stick
- a piece of foam core (or other LARGE paper, Moleskine, or even a white board)
- glitter sticks (my personal favorite)
- fortune cookie fortunes,
- colored pencils,
- Markers, Mr. Sketch Markers (another favorite)
- All the magazines you've been saving
- Leaves or ticket stubs or anything else you can think of that might be a part of a story
- Favorite pictures of actors that might play the part of your characters (or make up your own! Draw them out! Don't worry about being perfect, the pictures don't have to be, this is for you, your eyes only....)
- Index Cards
Step 2 (Quick Plot - spend no more than 10 minutes on this section)
Take 3 index cards - write a sentence (or two) on what happens in the beginning, middle and end.
Take a few more cards write your main characters names, brief description of what they look like, what they are fighting for etc.
Step 3 (Assemble - 40 minutes)
Divide your paper in three sections, place index cards with the sentence for the beginning, middle, end on top of the respective positions. Take your elements from step 1 and visually create a story. Remember you can always change it....
Step 4 (Clean up & Post - 5 minutes)
Post the picture up in your writing space. Refer to it, when writing....
This is a great exercise for really thinking about your story in different thought process. Again, experiment and discover what works for you!