On one of your lowest days when you felt everything was going wrong and you just weren't able to cope with the world and being a part of it... what do you do to make yourself feel better? Some of us OD on chocolate ice cream at these times (I won't name names *sigh*). Some of us get out and do something, like jogging. Which side of that coin works for you? Why can't we re-train ourselves to the more healthy option? I don't really recommend writing on a bad day. The writing tends to be too gloomy. But, if you can journal, that helps a lot. Gather your thoughts and put your feelings into words. It can help a lot to give you perspective and find your way out of a bad day.
http://www.yorkregion.com/printarticle/81306 The tale of a teenaged woman starting her own magazine, Paper Street. Newmarket, Ontario.
One of the interesting things about learning how to draw cartoons are the faces. Especially how a small difference in the angle or thickness of a line can make a huge difference in the expression of the face. Try it. Just draw a circle as the face then add different eyes, nose, mouth and eyebrows. Come up with a few versions and then just change the eyebrows. It is strange how a small change to the tilt of even one eyebrow can give a very different emotion to the same face. Do you think about facial expression when you write? Do you give your characters a face or just tell people they look annoyed? How do they look annoyed, how does it show in their face. Show, don't tell.
Take a photo of something up close. If your camera can take macro shots do that. Work on getting the focus exactly right, it makes a huge difference. It is surprising how much you see when you can really study the detail of something you might see every day. Macro photos also make very unique and interesting background images. Could you take several and offer them on your site? Never a bad idea to offer a few freebies when you can. Especially when the freebies really are free and really are worth having.
A creative writing prompt found at Poetry Blog of 32 Poems Magazine:
Take a pungent food and place it by your desk. Inhale the scent frequently as you compose your poem. One poet used overly ripe apples. When I read this requirement, I think of sauerkraut.