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Authentic creativity has the power to be reinterpreted and reinvented by the reader. They offer an enticing ambiguity, a place where the reader can be friends with the characters and feel like spending more time inside.
A good creative work is like a mirror, reflecting the...
Sometimes flashes of ideas can come out of nowhere, but normally, creating a whole world requires a long and slow intake of relevant material.
A lot of contextual information is required for creative writing, which only comes from reading and observing the world.
Everything has to be written while keeping your ‘story world’ in mind, a place having consistent rules and logic, and making sense to the reader.
We can sketch fictional maps and diagrams about your world, helping us construct it in front of our eyes while aiding the flow of creativity.
One has to first create a seminal image and use it as the main pillar to build an entire world around it. This is a tricky part as there can be several such images (or imagination keystones) that become the centre of the entire narrative.
Once we figure out a seminal image to anchor on, we...
While it may look paradoxical, constraints lead to a better, faster and more creative output, making it easier to sprout new ideas.
Certain plot points, like the lead character having to reach somewhere at a particular time, or a character getting eliminated, can lead to m...
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When we have the opportunity to take action towards our goals and expand our comfort zone in order to gain the knowledge necessary for us to pull through, we'll be able to improve drastically.
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Dr. Seuss discovered while writing his book "Green Eggs and Ham" the power of setting constraints.
Setting limits for yourself (time, money, words, etc.) often leads to better results than if you keep your options open.
Write it down.
Putting our thoughts in writing - with actual pen and paper, not just typing - can be a powerful way to force ourselves to reckon with our feelings.
For example, let’s imagine Ben takes some time to describe his feelings on paper. He m...
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