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Let Your Creativity Show

Updated on January 7, 2012

Do You Have Creativity or Not?

You need to be sure that you are creative.

How do you know?

Creative people seek to express their creativity in one form or another. They write songs or poems. They share their ideas and thoughts with others through creative forms of expression. They always have a story idea brewing inside their heads. They observe a variety of different characters in life and transform them into slight variations of their real identities that become shadows of the surreal.

That's certainly how one will be able to recognize his or her own creativity. You have to see it coming alive within you before you can ever make it work for you or come out of you. It is the type of thing that eats away at you to the point where you cannot escape it and you have to express it.

Show Your Creative Side

Writers fall into a rare category of creative artists. They do not paint upon canvas like painters or sketch images like illustrators. No, they do not work with clay and sculpt or wood and carve. Writers are creative due to what goes into their writing and artists due to what is exhibited in their writing.

Creativity is the gift that is honed through the craft of writing. Creative writing is a craft that requires the writer to dig deep and let the creative juices pour out into expressions of joy and pain, pride and depression, and normalcy and absurdity. The creative side cannot help but to show itself.

Show your creativity in a variety of ways. Make it known to those who know you and those who have never ever heard of you. Use your status updates on social sites like Facebook and LinkedIn to show your creative side. Demonstrate your creativity by what you publish and post. Your blog should allow you to share your creativity. Post a poem or an opening scene from your play on RedRoom or Gather. You could even us HubPages to put your creative side online.

Use Your Creativity

Get comfortable. Fire up the coffee pot. Sit down and start your online search. See how others are using their creativity. See how you can do the same.

Look at t-shirt sites like Zazzle or CafePress. Make your own t-shirts and other accessories. That's one way.

Teach an online course in creative writing. Use YouTube or Skype. Upload PowerPoint presentations to your site. Use or other file-sharing sites.

Write how-to articles on writing. Share about your writing career on your blog and through specialized sites like WritersCafe and AuthorNation.


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      dadibobs 6 years ago from Manchester, England

      Wonderful piece, very well written, and very informative.