You are creative!

Everyone is creative. Don’t listen to what other people say. You are creative! Because you may not be an artist or a writer, for example, doesn’t mean you’re not creative. Being creative makes us human. Because we are human, we are creative. 

Express your creativity in your unique way!

We all make creative decisions every day. We decide what outfit to wear. We add new spices or herbs to a favorite recipe. We take an alternative route to Mom’s house. We take our camera to the beach and take a variety of shots of the kids playing in the sand. We make up excuses for why we didn’t get to work yesterday. We pursue our hobbies, which require many creative decisions. We redecorate a room. We rearrange furniture or pictures. We help the kids make things from Lego. We arrange a party for our friend’s birthday. We arrange flowers we picked from our garden. All these things require creative decision making. They require the use of our inspiration. We gather inspiration for these decisions from many places as we go about our daily lives.

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Write like an artist

Put yourself in the scene you’re writing about.

Let’s say your story includes a forest scene? This might be where your character comes to find clues to solve a mystery, to meet a stranger, to meditate on his problems, to find a lost child, or whatever your imagination has conjured up for your story.

Picture a clearing in the forest that you might paint (or photograph).

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