Articles – How to Write – How to Create

Getting notes and feedback is vital to making sure that your writing is great, but to get the most from them you have to know yourself as a writer, what you are trying to achieve, so that you can make sure that you solve genuine problems with solutions that fit you.

To be able to create, you need endurance. To build endurance, you need to make a conscious practice of doing what makes you feel energised, making a habit of sleep, and recognising when you have done hard work and resting.

Ideas don’t arrive by lightning strike. They come from paying attention to the world and gathering what you find curious.

You should take notes. It captures ideas and observations in a way that lasts, and lets you look at an idea with fresh eyes when you come back to the note. Taking notes makes you observe the world. It makes you better.

To create, you need to build a routine. To create that routine you need to look at your time. Start small, and then build, until your routine takes the place of motivation.

Why you should keep what you cut from your work, and how that will make you a better artist.