Sythyry (sythyry) wrote,

33 ways to stay creative

There's this list,, which
has been grolivanting around and making me feel guilty. So:

1. Make lists
1. Modify other peoples' lists.
2. Carry a notebook everywhere
3. Try free writing
4. Get away from the computer
5. Be otherworldly
6. Quit beating yourself up.
6. Quit beating your step-sister up, too.
7. Take breaks
8. Sing in the shower
8. Take breaks from singing in the shower.
9. Drink coffee/tea
10. Drink coffee made with tea, and tea made with egrosphalus flowers.
11. Know your roots.
11. Know your leaves and flowers.
12. Be open
13. Surround yourself with creative people
14. Get feedback.
15. Collaborate.
15. ... but not with the Nazis.
16. Don't give up.
17. Practice, practice, practice.
18 Allow yourself to make mistakes and omit periods.
16. Know when to give up on your mistakes.
19. Go somewhere new.
19. Niijima is the newest island in the world.
20. Watch foreign films.
20. Watch films from countries which do not yet exist.
21. Count your blessings.
21. Name your curses.
22. Get lots of rest
22. Take lots of naps
22. Steal naps from your step-sister and use them yourself.
23. Take risks
24. Break the rules
24. Break the rulers, too.
25. Do more of what makes you happy.
25. Create about what makes you miserable.
26. Don't force it.
26. Never stop trying.
27. Read a page of the dictionary.
27. Write a page of the dictionary.
28. Create a framework
28. Put a scaffold around your framework.
28. Lay the groundwork for the scaffold around your framework.
28. Structure the architecture of the conformation of the groundwork for the
scaffold around your framework.
28. Toss the whole thing away.
29. Stop trying to be someone else's 'perfect'.
29. Stop trying to be someone else's 'prefect', too.
30. Got an idea? Write it down.
31. Clean your workspace.
31. Then make it messy again.
32. Have fun.
33. Finish something.
34. Eat more niobium.
35. Irradiate the lobsters.
36. Dance with scarecrows.
37. Hypnotize every thesaurus.
38. Recite the Pledge of Allegiance backwards.
39. Construct more catapults.
40. Live in Equestria.
41. Pretend you're a gosling.
42. Eat typewriters for lunch.
43. Sing the blues.
44. Write the oranges.
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