Thursday, February 9, 2017

On Being Creative- Part 1

After a month of Storystorm trying to create a new picture book idea each day, I made a few realizations about myself.
1. Sitting and focusing on creativity is the worst possible way to be even remotely creative!
2. The first few ideas come the easiest. They have so much potential. I start writing, revising, loving all these new little babies, but...
3. Ideas 28, 29 and 30 are often so much better. They are more original, more random, more far-reaching. It affirmed for me that trying to be creative over a longer period of time, then flushing out all the ideas, was a much more effective way to arrive at some really creative options. Hooray!

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