Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I'm going to Piggy-back on Jillian's blog and share this list with you that I borrowed from my agent. The video is even better titled...29 WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE! I hope the link works for you to watch it, if not it's on Youtube.

1. Make lists
2. Carry a Notebook everywhere
3. Try free writing
4. Get away from the computer
5. Quit beating yourself up
6. Take breaks
7. Sing in the shower
8. Drink coffee
9. Listen to new music
10. Be open
11. Surround yourself with creative people
12. Get feedback
13. Collaborate
14. Don't give up
15. Practice
16. Allow yourself to make mistakes
17. Go somewhere new
18. Count your blessings
19. Get lots of rest
20. Take risks
21. Break the rules
22. Don't force it
23. Read a page of the dictionary
24. Create a framework
25. Stop trying to be someone else's perfect
26. Got an idea write it down
27. Clean your workspace
28. Have fun
29. Finish something

I like #11 and #21.

Which one is your favorite?

What would you add to the list?


Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Hi, Beth.

My favorites are 2 and 22.

Beth Shriver said...

Hello, friend! I like those two as well. I'm pretty good at carrying around a notebook but need to write in it more:) And the don't force it is very good, something I'm dealing with a lot lately!

Jillian Kent said...

Good Morning Beth,
I couldn't sleep. Finally gave up. Got up a couple of hours ago and watched tv. What link? :) Am I too tired to see it?

I'll pick 5 & 8 & 18 and add "Write when you're stinkin' tired and don't care. It might actually be good. Maybe that comes under #20.

Fun post.


Beth Shriver said...

Jill, you are so funny! Hate it when I can't sleep, worthless the next day;( I wonder if you would pick those same ones if you weren't so darn tired:)

Jillian Kent said...

Hey Beth,
I got my sleep today (19).:) I'd add going for a walk which is what I'm doing next. And then I'll try
#9&28&29.I'm on a roll. Loved the video.

Beth Shriver said...

Jill, did the viedo work on the Charimsa blog or did you have to go to YouTube? I'm still getting the hang of this blog posting stuff. Glad you got some sleep. It's frustrating when you don't, can't make it happen. It's a great list to have around. I think I'll use it more myself with your encouragement:)

Jillian Kent said...

Hi Beth,
I went to YouTube for the video. We'll just keep encouraging each other.:)