David Chislett en Entrepreneurs, Coaching, Creative and Media Professionals Chief Activator • The Writing Word 4/10/2016 · 1 min de lectura · 1,3K

Cultivate Your Creativity

Cultivate Your CreativityCreativity as a personal quality is a slippery fish. What is the answer to the question, “How do I become more creative?” or the correct response to the lament, “But I am just not a creative type?”

I believe that, in the same way that everyone on the planet with arms can throw a ball (however badly) so is everyone creative. Further that, just as with a bit of help, training, guidance and tips, you can get better at throwing that ball, you can become more creative.

I will host a series of workshops and talks which help people unlock some of these techniques. But there are some really odd-ball and simple things you can try at home anyway.

Read this article on song-writing for example . Some of those techniques sound crazy. Yet I can assure you that I have used at least four of them to great effect when writing poetry, trying to come up with a unique angle for an article and in writing short stories.

Sometimes what limits us with being creative is not what we don’t or can’t do, but in what we DO do. We are too busy, too focused, we want to make it perfect the first time, it must be a certain size/scope… instead of letting things just come along as they may when you step aside and stop making so much mental noise.

So, try out some of the whacky ideas in this article… You don’t have to be a musician… you can use images and movies instead of music. Most the ideas can be adapted and give you a swift kick out of your comfort zone and into some other ‘inner-space’.

Keep up to date with my work on creativity on www.davidchislett.com 



David Chislett 6/10/2016 · #5

#1 David, if you are stuck with starting, try breaking your story idea down into pieces: Who is involved? When does this take place? What is the final outcome? Understanding these dynamics will give you a better idea of where to start.

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David Chislett 6/10/2016 · #4

#2 Thanks Javier. The biggest challenge is really to get started!

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Javier beBee 4/10/2016 · #2

what a great advise ! thanks

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David Gamella Pérez 4/10/2016 · #1

I have a few ideas for short stories but i can't beat the blank page... This is really helpful, thanks David!

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