Creativity is a deep subject. One week is not enough to really explore the depths and breadths of it. The idea of the series is to connect the dots backward and share a my POV (observations, experiences, tips, tricks, techniques and more) from living a creative career.
Creativity is one subject that keeps human beings at the edge. We have been trying hard to make sense of this subject. We spend a ton of time learning about the creatives who produce exemplary work, their habits, their routines and their methods. The reason being it is one big idea that allows us to rule this planet. But we don't know how to make it work according to our whims and fancies. The control freak in us is not able to control the creative flow. We have not been able to control it like a tap. We are unable to open and close on-demand.
In this series we talked about
- the definition of creativity
- the most used and abused words of our creative industry (creativity and originality)
- why creativity is not available on-demand
- ways to increase the creativity
Here is a book map you can use to deepen your hunger around the subject. There are certainly more books but this should set you on the right path.
I have chosen the books that will give you the needed mindset, skillset and toolset that will launch you in the path of creativity.
Even if you are able to take a utilitarian idea and remix it with amazing novelty and follow through creativity when it strikes you by doing a ton of parallel tasking, you still may not get creative juices flowing because there is one thing that is CORE of every creative endeavour and that is CURIOSITY.
If you don't have that one thing, even doing all the above will not fetch you amazing results. It can't be taught but can be kindled. Let us discuss how to do that next week as a series.
🥂 to curiosity!