”We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”
- Kurt Vonnegut
“To be creative is to make something from nothing.
To make something small and harmless into something great and feared.
To be creative is to be brave.”
- Jessica Hagy, “Creative = Brave,” Age of Conversation 2
Hi. I’m working on a series of posts on ideas, and I have three questions for you:
1) How do you spark ideas?
What inspires you? What wakes you up and puts you in your most creative place? Do you have a conversation, doodle, space out, write everything down, go jogging or take a shower?
2) How do you capture ideas?
When ideas happen, how do you grab and retain them? Do you carry a notebook, write on your hand, write on a friend's hand, leave yourself a voicemail, or use some online tool? What does your knapsack of inspiration look like?
3) How do you implement ideas?
This might be the hardest part. An idea is only a colorful vapor until you do something with it. How do you take your ideas from haze to reality?
You can either respond in the comments, or email me at hi [at] itsjustbrent [dot] com.
I can’t wait to hear from you.