Writing Exercise: Create a Collage

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A picture is worth a thousand words, but can it create a story?

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Collages come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. They can be cut from books or photos or drawing. Cloth, sparkles, and pressed plants. Scrapbooking is one of the many presentation methods.

For both the reading and writing exercises, the challenge will be to make a collage. You can do it on a computer or just paper, glue, and anything else handy.

READING EXERCISE: Create a collage about your most recent book. Comment below what you aimed to share – the emotion of the book, the characters, the landscape, or something else entirely.


  1. Create a collage, then write a flash or scene about it. Share how the collage and flash interacted below.
  2. Create a collage about your present work in-progress. Share if the collage gave you new insight to your book, or why you think it didn’t add anything.
  3. Have a scrapbooking friend (or you child) create a collage for you for which you then write a flash or scene.

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