Let’s have a bit of fun. Take your birthday and write it out in numbers.
For example: November 3, 1978 would be 11-3-1978
Now add those numbers up, however you want.
or 11+3+1978=1992 1+9+9+2=21
If your two digit number is greater than 26 then you need to add those two digits together.
Take the number you get (as long as it is…
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!