Creative Circle is a literal circle. A cycle, encompassing all the creative talent in the UK’s communications industry. We reward the people at the top and encourage them to help the people at the bottom. And predominantly, we do this in two ways: First, as an awards body run and judged by creatives. Recognising and showcasing great ideas, fresh thinking and craft. Second, as an education body, run and developed by creatives. With inspiring workshops, enlightening talks, and new initiatives for those starting out. Eventually, the people at the bottom become the people at the top. With the circle complete, the cycle continues.
I was searching for a way to think creatively because every time I have thought through a problem creatively, the solution was way worth the effort, whereas normal thought processes brought a solution that was just “good enough”. I agreed with all the points in this post. However, are there simply only 10 mental blocks to creative thinking or has the author already boxed himself into a top 10 list. Could there been a number 11? Creativity is a skill that we must all learn in a world where conformity, logic, normality, and practicality rule. It is not natural to think creatively so we must always remind ourselves to think creatively.
When I was in the first grade, I read every book I could get my hands on, even books made for fifth-graders and up. I suppose I owe most of my vocabulary to that. If I came across a word I didn’t know, I would look it up in the dictionary, and I’d read the definition, then I’d go to the thesaurus and look at the synonyms for that word. Say the word I didn’t understand was “brave”. I’d look up “brave” in the dictionary, and read the definition, then I’d put it into my own words. Then I’d go to the thesaurus and find “brave”. I’d read the synonyms, and then I could say “If I run into “courageous”, I know it means “brave”. I know two words now, brave and courageous. I can use courageous to replace brave if I need to.” Then I’d replace common words like “said” or “happy” with “replied” and “joyful”, or “snapped” and “exalted”.
As for sentence structure, I’d suggest using synonyms or “sentence spicers” to add a bit of zing to your sentences. I’d also suggest varying sentence length.