There is no one secret or rule to write or create. In fact, dozens of books exist on different ways to encourage creativity and building habits. Some are gifted with the ability of creative thinking, while others hardly understand the concept. Everyone is different, and so, there are different solutions for each individual. Look for something that might help you in developing creativity in your life and help you create a writing lifestyle.
Creativity begins everywhere. Learning how to recognize the opportunities and the material for creativity and writing is a skill to develop. A number of blogs below make a point in how writing and creating is found everywhere.
We have needs that need to be met, and sometimes can’t find the resources. But everything we need is already there.
We have real-life experiences that have major impact on our lives. Use these to fuel your writing, others may need those stories as well.
One of the most powerful things in the world is words. we’ve heard that the pen is mightier than the sword, and we’ve seen instances in history where it’s been true.
Cinco de Mayo is an interesting day culturally. Growing up, like many, I thought it was Mexico’s Independence Day. Turns out, that Cinco de Mayo is actually really an American-made holiday.
Since the days of the cavemen, this magic has existed. And it will continue to exist until the end of everything. Even then, it may still carry on.
An old story is never boring, but rather material to learn from and build a new story. Stories are always fuel for our creativity and writing.
The most important skill for any writer is reading. All reading is important, but there are a number of ways to be reading to write better.
I have an uncle that deals with ongoing back pain. He refers to ibuprofen as vitamin I because it’s just as much of a daily supplement as any vitamin.
Creativity is making something out of almost nothing. That takes a little bit of magic, like making potions!
Organizing thoughts into ideas, in just three steps, will allow you to keep writing and creating amid all of the craziness of life!
Vision and Habits
One of the hardest aspects of writing and creativity is being consistent. A number of suggestions can be found including using rituals to encourage the creative juices. Habits, plans, and goals are all important parts of continually creating and writing.
I am not a fan of math at all, but I did enjoy learning about this. This mathematical principle applies to writing and life.
We all have things that we obsess over, that tickle our fancy, captivate and enthrall us.
Not exactly all about sports, but it is about having goals. Go crazy and have a goal blitz!
There are rules for everything, driving, school, house rules, laws, etc. Anywhere you look there are rules, but these rules have an intent and purpose that improves the experience.
Grown up is an undefined state, which heavily involves life goals and dreams. Growing at different paces, we are all trying to grow up to be something.
A while ago I wrote about different ways to plan a story. Mapping things out is a great option to expand the plan and develop a story.
When I first stated writing stories, I would have characters experience one adventure and event after another. Always moving, but not necessarily getting anywhere.
Resolutions are the goals we set every year. I happen to feel that thinking about specific power words used for the goal, increase our success.
We are all artists in some form, but most of us struggle to finish those art projects. Learn to take the little steps in finishing your art.
The new year seems to be one of the most exciting times of the year, because everyone is geared up to work on goals with a fresh start.
Have you had a hobby that you’ve always wanted to pick up? We often conclude that we don’t have time. But isn’t what you choose to do your hobby?
All things of value require hard work. The same is true of work in fiction. Work is required of characters, writers, and worlds.
Developing skills and taking time to practice and learn is essential in any creative profession. Here is a collection of skills to improve writing.
Beginning a story is difficult, but here are three things to include in the beginning. Plus a few more helps in getting started.
Breakdown writing is a method to improve productivity in writing a story. With just two steps, you can increase your writing and creating efficiency.
There are plenty of ducklings in life. Learn early on to see the value and potential in the ducklings.
We tell stories all the time, but not everyone can do it well. Find out what the basic parts of a story are and how to use them in your storytelling.
A writing skill not many think of, is the ability to be precise. In all writing and communicating, the ability of precision is valuable.
Ideas don’t drop out of the sky fully developed. A process of ten hundred beginnings is what develops ideas.
Limited resources requires different organizing methods. Quilt organizing for life and stories, takes what you have to create and function.
I am a huge advocate for planning, but I do acknowledge that spontaneity is important as well.
Pintrest fails are a thing, but they aren’t permanent. With most things in life, we have a chance to try again.
A short story is a perfect way to practice writing, quickly. While improving writing skills, you gain sweet victory in a collection of finished stories.
We revise things in our life all the time. If we’re doing it often, shouldn’t we do it right? Here are some key steps, especially for revising stories.
Creating a satisfying story by understanding the writing tool of foreshadowing. A skill that completes and satisfies writing and habits.
The backstory is the part that isn’t included in the story. But for the writer, it adds depth and additional ideas.
The literary greats are incredible for a reason. From Les Miserables, here are examples of why we can’t write like Victor Hugo.
Perspective and Focus
Most of writing and creating is a mind game, a process of adjusting perspective and focus. The perspective part is what allows creativity. Looking from a new perspective is exactly what creativity is. Focus is what makes writers write. The difference between successful writers and everyone else is focus, and the fact that they continued to write.
There are times when reality is a bit more of a burden than we’d like it to be, and life just seems to keep going whether we are keeping up or not.
When I played on the high school soccer team, our coach would often remind us to look up.
When I was younger, my mom was teaching me how to sew. This particular time, she was helping me make pillowcases, and I had a moment when I didn’t trust her.
My little sister decided one year that she wanted to grow grapes in our yard. Soon enough she forgot about the grape plant she thought she had killed.
There have been so many moments in my life when I have found myself scared to death and excited at the same time.
Conferences are always a fun experience. but the real challenge is putting all those notes to good use. How to put the knowledge into action in improving your creativity and writing.
We often know that consequences are inevitable, but we still mess around with situations thinking that “maybe this time, I’ll win.
Idealism is hoping for or believing the best, even if it isn’t realistic. With idealism as a strength and weakness, hopefully we can make the best of it.
Contrast it taking two complete opposites and putting them together to accentuate the differences. The complementing is good in life, enriches creativity and writing.
Write what you know and what you love! But be aware, that if you want to share your work, you need to know some things about your genre.
The world is unpredictable, especially now. But maybe our creativity in these unusual times will bring even more unusual rewards.