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Some people find it makes them uneasy at first. They may even find themselves getting angry. 27 28 AWAKEN THE WRITER WITHIN CASE STUDY David, one of my more 'down-to-earth' students, had this reaction. He felt quite foolish about exploring his feelings and the first time he tried to write about himself with his left hand, he threw down the pen in frustration. Other students have found the experience liberating. Sheila said she wished she had known earlier about this way of working. Whatever your reaction to these tuning-in exercises, do persevere.
If not, tune in again and ask them. Also ask how they feel about that name and who chose it. How do you feel about the character now? Use tarot cards Tarot cards represent powerful archetypal energies - the collective human experience underlying legend, myth and folklore. Many types and style of deck are available from book stores and 'New Age' shops, and through mail or Internet order. They should always be treated with great respect. Used with awareness, the tarot offers profound insight into our own lives and those of our characters.
Find somewhere to sit quietly and reflect on your day and the events which led up to it. Gradually let your mind move backwards over your life, so that the events leading up to what happened here, today in this place become clear to you. Notice your feelings as you do this. How do you see today in terms of your life as a whole? What do you think might happen next? How are you feeling now? When you are ready, open your eyes. Write as your character in the first person. Make these experiences the subject of a ten-minute timed writing.
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