You Matter to Me Day: Oct. 7
Posted by lindamartinandersen on October 6, 2013
“You Matter to Me Day: Oct. 7” by Linda Martin Andersen
“A Writer’s Playground”–A place to find wordplay, writing, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart.
Writing Tip for Character Charts: Add What Matters
Writers, what are you writing right now? Have you hit that sagging middle? Need an inspiration for a poem? Why not add an action, scene, or dialog that shows what matters to your characters.
If you are creating character charts, be sure to include what matters to each person. What matters more? What matters the most?
If you need to know just the opposite, try on this expression: I don’t give a flip!… About what? What do you care even less about? What do you care the least about?
What expression or mantra would a character choose to show what matters? What words would show that he does not care? These expressions show voice. Add them to your Character Chart. Show them in your writing.
What expression(s) do you use personally to show what does and does not matter? Would you be willing to share them? If so, include these in the comment section below.
Check the links here for more thoughts about what matters.
Matter Quotes: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/matter.html
These quotes do not all include “you matter.”
12 Most Powerful Ways to Let People Know They Matter:
http://12most.com/2011/08/23/12most-important-ways-people-matter/ by Angela Maiers. She shares tips you’ll want to remember such as, “Do sweat the small stuff.” Read to discover what she means. “Begin and end your sentences with ‘you.'” Here’s an example: “I believe in you.”
A Video–Who Would be in Yours?
You Matter to Me–a 2010 You Tube video. Who would be in Yours? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZQf77E1b_A Have you ever created your own video? Maybe you’d like to design one for those who matter to you.
You Matter to Me Logo:
Smiles replace two letters in the logo featured here that says, “You Matter to Me.” Guess which letters are replaced by smiles. Check to see if you are correct. http://www.cafepress.com/youmattertomeday “World Smile Day” is followed by “You Matter to Me Day.” The two go hand in hand, as you can tell from the logo.
Thanks for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.” Leave a comment if you’d like. You matter to me. Come again soon. Bring a friend.
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