It seems that creativity is magic, a mystical process, the secrets to which the mundane struggle to comprehend. People aspire to be writers in large numbers, yet only a small percentage of them are genuinely interested in writing.
When it comes to understanding their own creative process, most creators are clueless. For this job, you’ll need a little bit of craziness and magic. This isn’t going to make you become a creative genius out of thin air. But if you have been visited by the imp of creativity more than once, here’s how to make sure it returns and makes itself at home.
Tips For Finding your Creativity
The Spock / Joker rule
Use two separate forms of creativity — Practical (Mr. Spock) and Fantastic (The Joker) – for two different objectives.
Engineers, programmers, and interface designers utilize practical creativity to solve problems. It takes a lot of imagination to come up with new entertainment ideas. Mid-morning is the greatest time for practical creativity.
The best time for Fantastic creativity is the opposite of this time: when you’re not quite as fresh, somewhat tired, not at the top of your game. Maybe after you’ve already had a few drinks.
Why is this? It’s because your rational thinking comes in your way of having fun and being creative. Spongebob Squarepants is not a cartoon character that can be created at 10 a.m. Your inner Mr. Spock will sigh in disappointment “A sponge that can speak? How illogical! ” A cartoon character concept at 2 AM, on the other hand, requires a more flexible brain, which is more prone to illogical connections than a rational one.
Reduce your IQ
You have to sacrifice your creative ideas in order to reach a wider audience. So, what are you going to do? To put it simply, you should cash your income and use it to fund your pretentious art in another market.
To make a concept popular, you need to dumb it down. Hence, a rock band’s most well-known song is also the simplest to sing along to. This is why “Harry Potter” novels fly off the shelves while some are sent back to the publisher.
It’s why you’re watching reality programs with ridiculous notions instead of quantum physics lectures right now. Live in the world around you and fantasize all you want, but if you’re going to make a living doing this, then live in it!
Be on a lookout for creative idea
No one knows when inspiration will strike, but you can preserve an idea for later. Write down any ideas or thoughts that occur in your mind. I always write down my ideas in Google Keeps to remember them. You’ll find a purpose for it in the future, I assure you.
Picking the Best
With nearly every artist whose work you like, you can expect to see little more than 10 percent of their output at most. Even geniuses make mistakes 90% of the time. And that’s how one comes up with great concepts: Produce ten amazing ideas instead, then toss out the nine that don’t work.
Long hours don’t make you more creative
People have the misconception that creative labour is some kind of high profession where you sit on your throne in an ivory tower and are showered with rose petals, but this is not the case. Actually, digging ditches has a lot more in common with creative labour than you would think.
Ultimately, there’s a lot of focus on ideas. In the end, it’s all about the execution. This stage demands a strong sense of purpose and the conviction that, when your vision is fulfilled, it will become the cathedral you’ve been searching for your entire life.
As a result, don’t only think up ideas, but put them into practice. Don’t put it off, and don’t let your mind wander. If you don’t act on your ideas, they’re worthless.