Ok, I’m developing an idea here… its crazy I know. But I’ve often heard it said that the most important thing a writer can do is… get up and write! So, I thought to myself that I should think of some small little exercise to get the mental juices flowing in the morning while I ponder over my first cup of coffee. Then an idea came right out of left field… limericks! They are short, sweet, corny, not meant to be taken all that seriously. They are a compact little thing, perfect to start the day.
So, I’ve been writing the limerick, then finding an image to pair it with. I use Macromedia Fireworks as my main graphics program and combine the text with the image. Then, I post these little gems on my twitter feed… its all pretty simple and it has been helping me get myself in a creative mood in the morning. It beats trolling Facebook news feeds which had been my ‘morning with coffee’ routine.