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Creative Stagnation!

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Creative Stagnation...a term I have utter indignation for.  I have been there myself before, an probably will again.  This being said, not being creative all the time is okay.  Your brain an more importantly your imagination need some time off every once in awhile.  If you have hit a wall or ran into a road block, then back up and go another direction. Take a vacation or read a good book!  Whatever you need to do to give your mind a rest, do it!  Before you know it, your creativity will come back and be rearing to go. Soon your be writing your next novel or painting your next masterpiece!

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Creative Stagnation?

Creative Stagnation...anyone that is a writer, artist, or designer has experienced at at some point.  I personally have experienced it many times.  I will have periods(2 or 3 days) where I have no creativity or inspiration.  I will stagnate with an idea, that i can't seem to bring to fruition.  This drives me nuts!  Sometimes [...]

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The art of being creative.

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