Written by Chris Dunmire

Continued from page 1

- Pretend you’re a world famous artist and build a 3D sculpture for an upcoming gallery show. (Keep in mind that anything you create will be adored and snatched up by your fans, even if you think it looks like junk.)

- Create an abstract ornament to be auctioned off at your favorite charity.


Using up to 100 words, write aboutrepparttar following:

- Your autobiography.

- A major event that altered your life course.

- Give advice to your ten-year-old self.

Now I’m going to sit here and wait until you get back from doing one of these creativity-inducing exercises. Once you finish, read on...

(ah, ah — no looking ahead!)

What Happened?

Did you really do it? Did you sincerely put forthrepparttar 140317 time and effort (15-30 minutes) on one ofrepparttar 140318 creativity exercises I prompted you with above? What happened when you did? Did you have fun? Did you create something new and unusual? Did you come away from it thinking, “Wow, I didn’t know I had it in me!”

Chances are thatrepparttar 140319 process was positive and you gained some interesting insight into your ability to be creative. See what happens when your mind is focused and you’re open to new creative experiences? Amazing things take place once you stop believing that you aren’t creative, and start practicing new ways to allow your creativity to surface.

So now what? Well, after you stop jumping up and down for joy, this new insight into your creative self should encourage you to keep moving forward to discovering your true creative potential. Revisit some of my creativity exercises if you need more prompts to keep you going.

I guarantee thatrepparttar 140320 more attention you put towards your creativity,repparttar 140321 more amazing results you’ll get in return. No ‘bones’ about it!

Copyright Chris Dunmire 2005. All rights reserved.

Chris Dunmire is the driving force behind the Creativity Portal Web site, where visitors are encouraged to explore and express their creativity through free art and craft projects, writing prompts, and other creativity-inducing activities. To learn more, visit the Creativity Portal at and subscribe to its muse-tickling newsletter.

Zany Ideas That Increase Writing Productivity And Quality

Written by Catherine Franz

Continued from page 1

Forrepparttar next few minutes let your imagination run amuck. Okay, amuck is a little too far out there, so what about allowing an open mind forrepparttar 140098 time being. Afterwards, you can let your mind ruminate.

My office has a beautiful

Catherine Franz

    <Back to Page 1 © 2005
Terms of Use