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The Creative Journey

Being a creative soul is not always so easy...

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The Creative Journey
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In response to 10 Ways To Find Creative Inspiration When You're Stuck In A Rut

As a creative individual, you may sometimes find it hard to get that inspiration you crave, or maybe you struggle with too many ideas!

A top tip is to write everything down, no matter how silly it sounds.

As a writer, I've had great ideas come into my head at silly times in the morning - normally 2 or 3am. I tell myself I'll remember it and write it down the next morning... And I don't. That is one of my biggest regrets.

It is normally the same with poems too. I'll think of a poem idea, but then I'll write the poem in my mind. I think it's so good that I'll never forget it, but after a sleep - I do forget it. The idea is lost in my sleep, never to be seen again.

I definitely learnt the hard way. It sucks thinking of all the great ideas I've probably lost to sleep.

Phones are a godsend for poets and writers in today's age! I officially no longer take my little ideas I get for granted. Everything is written down, even if it's something I don't understand at first. It's jotted down in my notes.

As a poet, I tend to keep a journal too. This journal is full of poetry. Because, as good as it is to have technology, you can never really beat good pen and paper. It still is one of my favourite ways to craft a poem. It almost seems way more personal to an extent.

Being a creative mind is a blessing, as much as it is a curse. Late night writing, thinking of ideas in the dead of night? It's all part of being a creative person.

Generating fun ideas is always rewarding - but now I always make sure I write them down!

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