Because writers are storytellers which is just a fancy way of saying we can’t keep a secret.- Quoted from Cleavage, Kelly Diels.
First of all, this is a writing exercise, something to try in order to start your flow of words. Although you can write a Witch spell, you should not believe writing and then saying the words will make things happen as you want them to. Real magic comes from inside of yourself. I think using a spell (especially one you have written yourself, one you have put your heart into and given time to consider each word) can bring about your own magic through focusing you fully on what it is you want. Having said that... write a Witchy spell. Think about what you want from the spell: love, hope, fame, fortune, a new car? Begin by calling on some outer force like the four directions, the elements, the moon, your Grandmothers. Pick something that suits you. Then write the words to say what you are asking for and give some information about the who, what, when, where, why and how. Keep it light, just have fun. Give it rhymes, rhythm and a pattern in the words themselves. Speak them aloud to see how it all sounds. Change anything that feels in the way. Have fun with it.
Whispers to the wind Shouting into the fire As I call out my ire Dancing over the dirt Walking in the puddle As I feel in a muddle Clear my thoughts Help me to see Me as I want to be.How does mine sound? Want to read a bit more about spell writing?
- Witchcraft Calling: The Words of your Written Spell
- A Witch's Cauldron: How to Write a Spell
- Fran's Free Spells and Witchcraft
From All WomensTalk: 8 Tips for Giving and Receiving Criticism:
3. Don't Say Always Always is an incredibly long time! Don’t use always or never in your criticism. “You never…” is going to make the person feel under attack, and immediately go defensive. If you need to use times, use frequently, or sometimes. This is probably much more accurate anyway, and will stop you using ‘negative’ words! 6. Remember the Motto Catherine the Great once said something we should all keep in mind….praise loudly, blame softly. Make sure that if you offer criticism, you also offer praise. Not at the same time, as this can make it appear fake, but at some point. For example, my boyfriend is excellent at cooking, but frustratingly rubbish at making complete shopping lists. I prefer to remind him how much of an excellent cook he is rather then rant at him, though, and when I do need to criticize, it doesn’t affect our relationship or his mood. He knows I think he is amazing, anyway! 7. Focus on “I” Think about how you write in your diary. You are more likely to use “I”…I think, I know, I presume…then to use you. Use this in your criticism. Make it personal to you, not an attack on the other person. I believe that…is much kinder then saying you are doing this wrong, and is the correct way to phrase it. Think me, not them.All eight tips were good. These three were great. Taking and giving feedback is never simple. If you can manage not to make it feel like a personal attack you will actually be able to get an information exchange and (possibly) really help someone.
Quoted from Andre's A Beautiful Revolution blog
I used to think you needed to see it, to believe it. But now I realize that to see it, you must first believe it. Everything is possible. Everything is possible.Take time to read. The illustrations and the short stories are full of possibilities.
Quoted from Whatever, in an interview with Kelley Armstrong (Canadian paranormal fiction writer). This is her reply when asked about her writing process and how it may have changed over the years she has been writing her books.
After seventeen books and countless pieces of short fiction, my process still changes. I think now, though, that it’s “shaking things up” rather than refining the process. Sometimes I’ll have a ten page outline. Sometimes, I’ll have two paragraphs. I’ll write long-hand for two books in a row, then switch to direct keyboarding for the next two. But the one thing I must have in place is the main character. Nothing works without that. If it’s a new character, she’ll be refined over the course of the book, but when I sit down to start page one, I need to feel I know this person well enough to slip into her skin.