Wikipedia defines creativity as: a mental and social process involving the generation of new ideas or concepts, or new associations of the creative mind between existing ideas or concepts. Not a bad defintion, and the article there contains some interesting notions.
The trick for freelance writers is, of course, what we might call creativity on demand. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for the muse to arrive; I’ve got clients who want the writing they’re paying for delievered in a timely fashion.
Again, Brian Clark provides some valuable insights in an article called: How to Write Remarkably Creative Content.
LateralAction, a blog devoted to creativity, defines it’s title Creativity + Productivity = Success. That’s the short form. Take a moment and read the whole page. It’s positively illuminating.
The Renegate Writer Blog talks about being creative in: How to Be Creative/Motivated/Nurtured in These Hard Times.
Scott Adams of Dilbert fame tells us How to Be Creative.
I seem to be most creative when I first get up and again after a nap in the afternoon. I also find taking a shower can often spark some ideas.
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