So not reliable.
But so seductive when it hits you.
If you live to create, you probably love the rush that comes with an idea.
Inspiration comes from ideas.
Ideas lead to what if?
Ideas help ask “Where can this go?”
Ideas are easy.
Ideas can come from anywhere.
Ideas can come from anything.
However – an idea is just an idea until you write it down and turn it into something – a story or song, for example.
Sometimes you need to take control of your creative soul before an idea whirls you away into infatuation and you realize you don’t know where the idea is taking you.
You don’t want the idea taking you down the path to nowhere fast.
If ideas are easy for you, you might be more right-brained than left-brained.
Right-brained thinking is more feeling, creativity and emotion. Left-brained thinking is more analytical, logic and structure.
If you’re right-brained, structure might be a challenge for you.
Don’t sweat it – just borrow some techniques from your left brain.
Here’s some ways to turn your idea into crystal clear creativity.
- What’s your message? What’s the problem your character is facing in your story? What story is your song telling? Throughout your writing process, bring it back to your message.
- Make a plan for your project. Before you start writing. If you’re anything like me, your creative muscles might itch like crazy while you torture yourself by labouring over a plan. But once you have a plan, you’ve got a roadmap. You’ll know where you’re going.
- Break it down. Once you’ve got your plan, you can add the details and in doing so, this breaks your piece down into little pieces. You can take this project on. And you can handle it. It’s just a story. It’s just a song – it’s just a piece of art. If it’s a story, write out the plot. If it’s a song, figure out the structure – verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-or-maybe-not?-and then verse-chorus-repeat chorus – but by breaking the piece down.
- Once you’ve the message, the plan and the details, CREATE!
So creativity can be broken down into simple steps – but the process still takes time.
Figure out your message.
Write down your message.
Plan your project.
Create the details – and break it down piece by piece.
Once you have the big picture and all the little details that make up the big picture, write your story, write your song, make your art.
Once your ideas are crystal clear, conquer creativity.