Come up with titles. These can be titles of stories, poems, art pieces, or songs. Create titles for works you haven’t created yet. You simply like the title you come up with.
Then later you can read your list of titles and see if it sparks a creative burst.
Step outside of your comfort zone and do something different.
If you are a writer, write from a perspective or on a topic you have never explored before.
If you are a visual artist, try a different medium or subject matter.
If you are a musician, play something new to you or something you don’t play often.
Your comfort zone is nice… but very little creativity grows there.
Take a standard set of instructions on how to do something or how to work an item and turn it into something more creative. Write a poem. Draw or paint a picture. Begin a short story. Free Write what it makes you think of or feel. Begin a memoir piece around those instructions. BE CREATIVE!
I don’t usually post work by anyone other than me. However, this dude wrote my soul in this fucking poem!!!
I want you to bite my lip until I can no longer speak
And then suck my ex-girlfriend’s name out of my mouth just to make sure she never comes up in…