No matter what creative endeavor in which you’re engaged — writing, painting, sculpting, teaching, you name it- – you’re eventually faced with the dreaded question, “Where Do I Get My Next Idea”?
This book helps you discover different ways to find those ideas. It also provides a daily dose of useful suggestions, questions to ponder and inspirational quotes that you can go back to again and again in order to recharge your creativity.
- Title : The Creativity Sourcebook: The Daily Guide to Unleashing Your Creativity
- Author : Edward Mickolus
- Publisher : Wandering Woods Publishers
- Publication Date : September 28, 2021
- Language : English
- Paperback : 49 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1949173127
- ISBN-13 : 978-1949173123
- Item Weight : 5.1 ounces
- Dimensions : 8.25 x 0.12 x 8.25 inches
Book review: A guide to getting your creative juices flowing, Jacksonville Florida Times-Union USA TODAY NETWORK, November 29, 2021
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Everyday Serendipity
- Myth Debunker Monday
- Thinking Tools Tuesday
- Website Wednesday
- Thinking Techniques Thursday
- Failure is Your Friend Friday
- Saturday Sayings
- About the Author/Author’s Books
No matter what creative endeavor in which you’re engaged—writing, painting, sculpting, teaching, you name it—you’re eventually faced with the dreaded question, “Where Do I Get My Next Idea”? In many cases, they just come to you. For many, that synchronicity works just fine.
This openness to ideas coming from the blue is consonant with the “pantser” type of writer, who follows characters wherever they take him/her, working without an outline, or without a net. You just know that you have the right next idea.
For others, a more structured approach might work.
Adherents of the “outliner” writing tribe will flock to a more rigorous approach to creativity. Creativity can be seen as having specific phases:
- Setting the right environment
- Clearing out mindsets and hidden assumptions that block new ideas
- Generating ideas
- Capturing Ideas
A separate endeavor regarding new ideas is Innovation—taking creative ideas to market. Its phases can include:
- Selecting the best idea, using various criteria (cost, morality, efficiency, time constraints, acceptability to others)
- Prototyping (try it, be willing to fail on a small scale, learn from the experience. If you’re not failing, you’re not stretching yourself.)
- Implementing/rollout (write it, publish it)
Evaluating (Did the book sell? What did the reviews say? Did you enjoy the process?)
While most of these concepts are more readily relevant to product development, we can look at any to-be-finished product and apply the same principles. . . . . .