a few minutes ago
There’s a time and place for hacks and efficiencies, but not when it comes to creativity. .
When we’re so focused on how to get from idea to finished project in the quickest amount of time, while spending the least amount of energy (or less than we normally would), can you really guarantee that what you create is good work (let alone work you’re excited to make). .
The only creative hack I’m interested in, is hacking out all of the things that get in the way of creating. . . .
I’m all about honouring the creative process. It’s all the steps that take you from pre-idea conception to finished project. And on the surface some of these steps might not look productive to an outside eye, but each one is purposeful and supports your creativity. . . .
When it comes to my writing process, specifically with larger pieces, I don’t actually type anything until I’ve spent time brainstorming on paper, recording voice memos and writing on paper some more. . . .
It all contributes to the work. It’s not taking focus away from it like procrastination does. . . .
If you’re feeling blocked when it comes to creativity, start to notice and become aware of your current process. Then try experimenting with different approaches. . . .
It’s taken me many moments (maybe years) staring at a blank document and yelling at the computer screen, along with lots of experimenting to get to the writing process I have today. And I know it will continue to evolve. . . .
Creativity is messy. And chances are so is our process. So here’s to more embracing and enjoying it and less time trying to hack it. . . .
And because I’m so curious and endlessly fascinated by this topic....you must (like pretty please) tell me about your creative process 👇