Who says you can’t create creativity? Let’s face it. Some people are just not born creative or sometimes our creative juices just one low. So what do we do then? Sit around and wait for inspiration to come to us like a sudden act of the universe granting our wish of a creative idea. Um..no.
We have to take charge of our creativity and exercise it. When you’re stuck in a creative rut, use these tips to help you get back on track.
1. Omit words that’s a bore
Using the same words over and over makes your readers and probably yourself bore yourself. Try new ways of being creative by not using the same common words to describe something. For example,
Try describing a forest without using the words: brown, green, tree, or very.
Think of words that provoke creative thoughts instead. This will keep your mind thinking fresh creative thoughts that goes beyond what other writers use all the time. Be ahead of the competition!
2. Eliminate the sense of sight.
Try describing your favorite room without using sight details like ‘there’s a 52 inch tv’ or ‘a queen size bed in the room’. Using the other four senses add more vision to your work than you think. For example, you can say you hear Family Guy playing in the room and feel the plushness beneath your feet when you walk in.
It’s true what they saw when you lose one of your senses the other senses are heightened.
3. The Random Game
This is a game I made up to get my creative ideas flowing. I pick a topic. Then pick another topic far random than the topic I choose. But the topics are one word. And going from topic to topic you can’t have them be similar in any way. For example,
I’d think of House, then think of the temperature of the North Pole
Then from North Pole I’d think of bubble gum on the bottom of my shoe. And so on and so forth. But remember the topics or ideas can’t relate to one another in any way. They have to be totally random!
The goal of this game is to enhance your creative spark by being able to come up with different things that don’t relate. It wakes your brain up and come up with your own serious ideas that no has yet to think of.
4. Draw from fellow creative writers
I love reading books by my favorite authors and reading new authors just to learn how they tell stories. Their creative jump starts my creativity and it could jump-start yours.
Pay attention to the little things they say that you find interesting. Could you twist it up and make a book about it. What would you have done differently that the author didn’t do?
There is a whole umbrella of areas to improve your creativeness but you have to start somewhere so I hope I at least covered the basic creative.
Please let me know your tricks to get your creativity flowing in the comments section.