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Chapter 13. CREATIVE COMPOSITING > OVERCOMING A CREATIVE BLOCK

OVERCOMING A CREATIVE BLOCK

Sometimes coming up with an idea or creative spark under pressure just doesn't click. When I feel that emptiness, I do the following:

  • Don't think about it. I clean the office, take care of the plants, or go for a run—anything to get me into a relaxed mindset where I am processing but not thinking.

  • Browse through my swipe book or image collection.

  • Keep a notepad next to my bed. Many people find the time between sleep and dream to be where they latch onto fleeting ideas. But if you're like me, you won't remember the idea in the morning.


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