A little knowledge of our moon can have a surprising number of literary applications! If you’re writing a story set on Earth (or the moon), then the moon can be a useful indicator of the passage of time. It can also help with creating mood, showing things in a different light, giving characters perspective, marking scene transitions, referring to mythology or Tarot, drawing connections to supernatural creatures, developing light/dark themes and imagery, suggesting secrecy, describing characters’ nocturnal activities, etc, etc, etc.
You can use this worksheet to explore these possibilities. And here are a few additional ideas:
- Create a 30-night moon challenge;
- Track your mood (or productivity, or sleep) to see if the moon affects it;
- Create your own moon correspondences;
- Invent your own moon deity and write their story over the course of one moon cycle;
- Or if you don’t already, challenge yourself to observe the moon every night for a month, and describe how it looks and feels.
Last week’s worksheet: Mandala…
P.S. Here’s a handy moonrise & moonset calculator.