Books, in and of themselves, are magical doorways. Opening a book is as simple as opening a door in the real world, but often much more rewarding! Doorways within books are something special. A character who passes through a magical doorway into a world of adventure mirrors the adventure of the reader themselves. They charm and intrigue us as readers. They tempt us into imagining that it’s possible to open an ordinary door one day and find ourselves in a real-life adventure.
Begin by quietly meditating and wander back to a home you once lived in. Quietly draw the front door or any other entrance you regularly used to go within.
Sketch a floor plan and do a room sketch placing some furniture, as you remember it, in it (example room sketcher)
Enter! Go from room to room!
What this place looks like?
What sounds we can hear there?
What it smells like?
What it feels like?
Is there anyone there? What are they doing? Do they have a message for you?