All Things Hearts

Starting off a new month in the middle of the week always feels odd to me but up north I’m happy we’re moving closer to spring. I’m dreaming of warmer weather during this week of the teens. I’ve been hiding inside on the weekends and working hard to create new designs for this year.

Last night I stayed up late trying to make miniature Valentine coffees the size of a thimble. Smaller doesn’t mean a shorter amount of time. I felt like a poet of clay, spending hours trying to get the words in the right rhythm. The smaller I make something whether it’s artwork or written pieces, the more time and effort goes into each piece.

Keeping the meaning and expression in something so smaller takes care, and thought. Something that helps is having the right tools and using the right exercises. Practice improves your work over time. Limiting your time, like I do with my prompts also helps you fine tune your words.

My first attempts were basic and beginner but over time the words expressed more. I guess it’s new way to find your true sentence. If you’re already practicing prompts, then add in more or variations to challenge yourself this year.

Since this is the start of a new month, I wanted to start out with a prompt. Working with miniature hearts last night, let’s get right into the month meant for expressing love. Write about making a Valentine for your partner, or someone you secretly admire. You can even write them a love letter or a poem. Do you best to make it meaningful. Write for 5-10 minutes.

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~Yoon Ju

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I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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