Ok creativity does not take a break, it jumps at you from nowhere, sometimes in the most random times
Like in the shower or on a long road trip, you know when there is absolutely nothing you can do about it
So why the creativity break
You know, your sat at your desk, your boss or your client is down your neck or your firing blanks in the ideas meetings
You stare at a blank screen or paper, forcing your brain to come up with something
But it just relays the fact you got nothing.
So what do you do?
Get away from your desk and do anything other than think about the problem
Take a walk, exercise, take a weekend away and just dont think about the problem
But whatever you do, take a notepad and be ready to capture the ideas as they come
Because they will If you take a break from trying to find them
One word on the page, is worth a whole story planned in the head
– Michael Baldwin
A single action is better than an idea sitting in your head, a word on a page means you started the work, a single action means you did something more than most do, you took action.
Ideas overtime lose power, we lose interest and let the world distract us.
Any progress even if that is one single word on a piece of paper is better than one thought with zero action, because one word, leads to two,
Let’s look at it this way,
In the dating world, if you send a one word message ‘Hey’ for example, its better than not sending anything and at least you may get a reply…
The moral, just do something, anything as long as its not thinking about it
All a writer really has is experience
If you intend to write, start to get yourself some experience now
I get asked how I come up with content every day, I read a lot and I’m human so I have experiences
Experience, no matter what craft your in, helps you become better, even if the experience isn’t related
Experience can always be translated to something else and the lessons extracted
Whatever your craft, get some life experience