Friday, April 10, 2015
A to Z Challenge - I is for Imagination
Sometimes we get into a rut and the dreaded writer’s block sets in.
Try adding some spice to your writing life by using your imagination to stimulate creativity...
Play backgammon. Go outside. Sing in the shower.
Add one ritual behavior to your writing programme. Get a glass of water exactly every 20 minutes. When you are drafting, treat yourself to a piece of chocolate after every fifth paragraph.
Mindmap. Whether you use key words, images, colors, a hierarchy system, numbers, outlines, circles or random words, mindmapping gets your creative juices flowing.
Write down a list of ideas and draw random arrows between them.
Work on a story title. Quickly make up 3 distinctly different titles. Meditate on them. What bugs you about the one you like least?
Awaken your sense of wonder. Take yourself on some small festive adventure.
Flip through a book containing thought provoking images.
Volunteer. Getting your hands dirty for a good cause can be the source of more inspiration than you’d ever imagine.
Read wildly different things. Especially stuff you disagree with.
Do you have any other imaginative points to add?