By April 26, 2010 Read More →

Speed and The Creative Process

Early in the creative process, when we often don’t know exactly where to start, it’s best to work fast.

By simply barreling ahead, you’ll move through whatever might be blocking you.

At the same time you’ll be generating a great deal of material. Much of it won’t be useful until later on when you edit your work. But there’s no telling at this point what is of value and what is not.  And at this stage of the process, which I call Making a Mess, it really doesn’t matter.

Now’s the time to simply get stuff out.

Later on you’ll have more than enough time to organize your thoughts, prioritize your ideas, see relationships and ultimately craft a creative solution that is coherent and useful.

So go ahead. Start creating.  And, for the moment, don’t look back.

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