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Creative Thinking for Writers Block

Updated on April 13, 2011

people are naturally creative

This hub gives you several tips on how to enhance your creativity, and stop writers block.

How can you become more creative again? Do you think you may have lost it a long time ago? It’s still there; you just need to bring it out again.

A great number of people have the idea that only a few people are creative. The truth is, most people are born creative. A child learns through play. Since a child learns through play, it can also be said that creativity is natural.

When you get older, your creativity either changes or it to fades.

Creativity can be described as a muscle that needs to be exercised.


create a state of "wonder"

The more you know, the more you will want to know. This can create a state of wonder for you. It can give you “food for thought.” Open up more books, and read more.The more you immerse yourself in the creative works around you, the more you open up.

five senses


Go for a walk, and write things that involve all five of your senses.  Better yet, go for a walk in an area that you consider boring. Make yourself open up to the world around you. If you notice something as simple as a bird chirping, put down how it looked, how it sounded, how it made you feel, what it might feel like if you were able to touch it, and the smell of the area around it. If you are thinking that you cannot smell anything, make it up, after all, it is called “creativity.”

never let a "thought" pass you by


When you have a thought about something, pay close attention to it. Do not let it pass you by. Write it down. If you think about nothing more than one thing, you can write everything you can think of concerning that one thing.

If you are a speed thinker, and have five different things on your mind at the same time, write them all down.  If nothing develops, keep your list, you will use it at a later time.

passion or disgust?


Do you have a deep passion for something? Write about it. Do you have a deep disgust for something? You can change it on paper. You can even make politics beautiful. Understand that when you put the ink to the paper, it is your world. To be creative, you need to go beyond the normal opinions we experience in everyday life. This includes going beyond your opinion.

stories from pictures


Look at art work, or pictures. Make up stories from the pictures you see. When you make those stories up, include everything; the colors, the shapes, the faces, etc. Write down why, when, where, how, and the senses involved.  Add something to those pictures. Put in additional ingredients. After you write down what you see in the picture, write beyond that. Think of what is happening out side of that picture; do not restrain yourself when it comes to creativity.

think in depth with no limits

Creativity is simply thinking in depth on something, or beyond that. When you are trying to become more creative, or stop writers block, always understand that it is okay to go beyond the limits. Creativity has no boundaries. This is the most important thing to remember when you are trying to think of what to write.

Some of the greatest stories on earth are the ones that do not make sense logically. A chubby man with a beard riding reindeer's? Bunnies that talk? You see, when you are being creative, there are no limits. “Free your mind.”

A creative person understands that insanity is interesting. In other words, do not limit your thinking. If you look deep within yourself, you will find a creative person trying to get out.


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      JS Matthew 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Your welcome, sarclair! That's what it's all about! Glad to follow!


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      sarclair 6 years ago

      Thank you Silver.

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      SilverGenes 6 years ago

      I really enjoyed this article and agree with J.S. Matthew. Your photos are lovely!

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      sarclair 6 years ago

      Thank you J.S. I am glad you are following me too.

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      JS Matthew 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Very creative Hub! I like the way you spaced the information out with photos. It feels very balanced and welcome...I wanted to keep on reading! Good job and glad to follow you!