Kala’s Writers Tip # 7 Use a different font to write about a specific topic
Many writers have rituals that they use when writing, especially when under a deadline. Some have a favorite robe they wear to work in, others drink a specific tea or coffee and some listen to music before they begin, The Ride of the Valkyries
is one that I’ve heard that many writers use to rev their engines before they sit down at the computer.
Can I admit here which song I play before writing? For me, it changes every so often, especially when I’m working on a new book. Currently it’s Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars. 🙂
When I need to release stagnant energy or avoid writer’s block, I get up and dance to Shake it Off by Taylor Swift.
I have a lot of writing rituals that put me in the right/write frame of mind. From the design of my office and desk, to how my keyboard is arranged, each step is intended to put me in the writer zone.
Over the years, I’ve found lots of interesting techniques that will jump start my creativity and put me in the writing flow.
One of the most unexpected was to find that I can change the font on my document and the energy of my book changes with the font.
For many projects, I love to write in the Book Antiqua font. My publisher would never publish my book in this font, but for me, it makes me feel like a writer. When I write in this font, it feels like I’m connecting with a past life of mine where I was a writer and this old world script was the style.
If you’re not into the concept of past lives, it doesn’t matter. An Old World font can help you imagine what it was like to write a novel back in that time, while a Collegiate style font takes you back to your university years. Finding a unique font style that connects to the mood of the topic you are trying to write about may help you in conveying a feeling you have deep inside that you are trying to express.
This is just one example of how as a writer you can use everything you have at your disposal to draw out this creative expression within you.
Try it sometime, change the font when you are writing a blog post, article or working on your book and see how it affects you.
About the Author
Kala Ambrose is "Your Travel Guide to the Other Side". As an award winning author, national columnist, inspirational speaker, and host of the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, Kala Ambrose's teachings are described as discerning, empowering and inspiring. Whether she’s speaking with world-renowned experts on the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, writing about empowering lifestyle choices or teaching to groups around the country, fans around the world tune in daily for her inspirational musings and lively thought-provoking conversations. A highly interactive teacher on a mission to educate, entertain and inspire, Kala teaches and writes about ancient wisdom teachings and how their techniques can be used in modern day living. Her books, The Awakened Aura: Experiencing the Evolution of Your Energy Body and 9 Life Altering Lessons: Secrets of the Mystery Schools Unveiled both cover these topics. In addition, Kala shares her love of history, travel and the spirit world in her books Spirits of New Orleans and Ghosthunting North Carolina. Her books are designed to explore the history of cities in an entertaining manner while sharing haunted stories and offering travel tips on how to best see the cities to shop, dine, stay, and visit the haunted sites. Kala writes for the Huffington Post, the Examiner, AOL, Yahoo and Fate Magazine and presents workshops nationally on the Mind/Body/Spirit connection including Auras and Energy Fields, Developing Entrepreneur Intuition, Haunted History, and Wisdom Teachings at the Omega Institute, John Edward Presents Infinite Quest, Edgar Cayce's ARE, the Learning Annex, LilyDale Assembly, Daily Om and her school, the Academy of Mystical Arts & Spiritual Sciences.