Get Writing Creatively with the Right Methods

By Maggie Hamand

Part of Creative Writing Exercises For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Here are some positive ways to get into a creative mindset when preparing to write. Use some or all of these ideas to boost your creativity – and your original writing.

  • Use mind maps to visualise all the creative possibilities in your story idea.

  • Brainstorm with friends or other writers to generate ideas and explore alternatives.

  • Keep a scrapbook of ideas and materials for your writing project.

  • Use writing prompts such as postcards, photographs and interesting objects.

  • Interview people and do research for inspiration.