13 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

Kudos to Andrew Medal for this “hit list” on creativity. 13 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative also give a nod to the book Steal Like an Artist which made the list of 5 Creative Books Everyone Should Read.

Medal refers to research (some with surprising results) to support his list and gives some tips on how to find inspiration to tap into your own creativity.

Maybe one of the most important points on Medal’s list is number eleven. It says that being creative is a LIFESTYLE CHOICE. You have to want it and consciously make time for it.

Read Medal’s article to find out what mind blowing fact you can learn from freestyle rappers to enhance your creative skills.

5 Creativity Books Everyone Should Read

In 5 Creativity Books Everyone Should Read Dean Bokhari gives us some awesome resources designed to help anyone maximize creative potential. That is, anyone dedicated enough to cultivate their desired talent. Innate or otherwise. Click the link above for Bokhari’s original article. It’s a quick and entertaining read.  In it he takes a realistic look at the creative process and briefly explains what you’ll gain from each book.  If you don’t need any convincing, shop Bokhari’s list below and dive into these gems now by selecting the eBook versions!

The Layers Of The Creative Process

Gideon's Screenwriting Tips: Now You're a Screenwriter

Writers are always on the lookout for story ideas to develop into films and TV series. Where do these ideas come from? How do you brainstorm? How does a film or TV idea sprout from an original concept? How do you know which ideas are worth keeping and which to discard? So many things to think about.

Ideas are germinated and nurtured within the three layers of our creative thought processes. There can only be one dominant layer at a time, although the non-dominant ones are still in play.

CONSCIOUS CREATIVITY

As its name suggests, this step is when our minds are in full awareness mode. Our curiosity is stoked. We merge new and interesting knowledge with what we already know. We are open to new ideas and welcome the creative unknown.

We are actively brainstorming new story concepts. We usually start with what movies typically do well, what our personal interests are and…

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Cartoonist demonstrates,talks about his creative process

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Political cartoons have the ability to say a lot using no words at all.

Dick Wolfsie recently stopped by and talked with one such man who lets his pictures do all the talking.

Gary Varvel is a local political cartoonist whose drawings have stirred up plenty of debate.

Varvel talks about how he comes up with ideas for his cartoons.

He even shows and takes Dick Wolfsie through the process of actually drawing one of his cartoons.

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