Are you a writer? A storyteller? A film maker? A poet? Someone who inspires others? Are you someone who wants to do some or all of those, but needs a nudge? Needs a bit of inspiration?

Creative thinking is the fuel for getting things going. Dreaming about the project is a huge part of the process. The actual 'doing' requires following through on the dream, but the dream is the rough sketch. I encourage people to ponder and conjure the vision, but eventually I'll nudge you to "prove your groove." Don't just say you are a writer... Write. Don't just dream about making a film... Pick up the camera and go!

Also realize that your creative thinking might be flowing naturally, but perhaps you've never thought to capture it. Have you ever told a terrific story to your friends or family? Why not write it down? Have you ever made up a fable for a group of eager kids? Jot it down and make a children's book! Are you good at jokes? Make an illustrated joke book.

I'll share my view on creativity, hoping it helps you on your creative journey, but it is a very personal process and might be very different for you than me. Whatever your style or strategy, I hope the creative process brings you joy.

Join me in my 'campaign' to make the world a more creative place. The next time you're thinking about what gift to give someone, think of something that will encourage creativity. Whether it's a blank journal or book on crafts, a set of watercolors or a guide to making films, a stationery set or a watercolor brush - let it be something that inspires expression. Children and grown up children need to be encouraged to consume less, and create more.

For more ideas...

Peter's Creativity Tips
on the FableVision website.

Read "Peter H. Reynolds'
Eight Tips for Creative
in Strathmore's
Spring 2004 E-Newsletter





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