16 ways to smash creative block
CREATIVE THINKING VOID
We all hit an idea void from time to time. It could be the blank page at the start of the day, or when fresh ideas simply fizzle out. It’s like hitting a brick wall. No-matter what we try, nothing new emerges. Frustration grows and simply adds to the problem.
We have collated 16 prompts which are effective at smashing through those block and re-igniting fresh streams of ideas.
WHAT ARE IDEA SPARKS?
Creative idea sparks help stimulate, re-energise and even redirect the mind. They ignite idea flow. They are great when you’ve exhausted all the initial obvious possibilities or when you have hit a wall. They work by triggering bi-sociations or other unexpected associative connections.
HOW TO USE IT?
These are carefully selected questions and prompts designed to help with the creative process. Pick two or three at random to explore your problem from refreshing angles and jolt possible new connections.
The Creative Sparks worksheet provides all the prompts and questions you need. You can download the worksheet below.
Spend no more than 15 minutes on any one question, then move on to another. Ideas are generally best listed on a wall, mind map or spider diagram where everyone can view and contribute.
What ideas do these spark?
The worksheet is included in our free PLAYBOOK, a collection of 30 of our favourite tools and techniques.
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