5 Easy Ways You Can Boost Your Creativity

Writing an article is not just typing up a bunch words. You have to capture the interest of your readers and encouraging them to read on. To get your message across, you must catch your readers attention and stimulate their interest and curiosity.

The basic key to writing an article is creativity. Creativity may come natural for some individuals, while others run into a block. Writers block can cause a lot of problems when a writer cannot seem to get their creative juices flowing.

Placing an image in the minds of your readers is an art form. It takes a certain flair of creativity to plant crisp, clear pictures. Metaphors and similes may help, however, an article comes about word by word, sentence by sentence and then on into paragraphs, until an entire article develops within the article.

What do you do when nothing comes to mind? Although, there is no sure fire way, there are some easy ways to boost your creativity. Although, there is no guarantee, there are several techniques that can assist you in reaching the mind set you seek.

Use these 5 easy ways to do just that.

1. Keep a journal or diary with you at all times. Anything you may see, hear or smell can trigger ideas. You can find lots of ideas when you rely on your senses. Write all these ideas in your journal and keep it with you for future reference. You can write down anything that you hear or read, you can even use others ideas to develop your own. Keep in mind that creativity and ideas come from many places, it is the development of those ideas that will make them distinctive.

2. Relax while taking the time to make sense of things. A crowded mind leaves little room for new ideas. To boost your creativity, you must clear your mind. Get rid of any hindering obstacle. When you are upset about something, you cannot stay focused.

Relax every time you get the chance and then consider your experiences and interactions with other people. Your experiences shape your mindset and you opinions, these are often reflected in your writing. Discover yourself, to determine your emotional triggers. What inspires you and what upsets you? By using your emotions, you can express yourself and your ideas, while growing your creativity.

3. Create a work area that inspires you. Your work area can hinder your creativity, when you do not feel relaxed or happy while there. A cluttered work area causes distraction and is not conductive to the flow of creativity. Creativity comes for a good state of mind.

You work area should be filled with things that make you feel relaxed and happy. You may wish to hang pictures, light candles or incense and any other item that inspires you. When your work area is well organized and clean, there are less distractions. When your work area is peaceful the time passes by quickly.

4. Setting the mood. You can simply go with the flow or encourage a mood that helps your mind work efficiently. You can boost your creativity by finding out what makes you tick. Once you set the tempo and pace for your mood everything else will fall into place.

There are as many ways to set a mood as there are people. Some writers may prefer a sip of wine to boost their imaginations. Others may set the mood with music, while still others depend on lighting to create a certain kind of atmosphere.

5. Take a mini-vacation and just get a little crazy. Having fun, by letting yourself go can produce some interesting results with your creativity. Go on a wilderness hike and adventure to other areas. Something unusual breaks up your daily routine and will boost your creativity. In hardly any time at all, your experiences will increase your creativity and put your imagination into overdrive.


  • normz2

    Reply Reply November 26, 2008

    I like this post. Creativity does not come easy to me. When I get a good idea, I will make a written note of it. It may be some time before I take action on it. I will print this blog and place it above my computer for a reminder.

  • Tim Ackley

    Reply Reply November 26, 2008

    Reed, nice post!

    once you get started writing it just seems to flow naturally…(at least for me)
    and you can write about anything that you are passionate about.

  • Terence

    Reply Reply November 26, 2008

    Sometimes it’s hard to get the motivation to write articles as creativity seems to come and go depending on your mood. Some of the tips in this post should help to stimulate creativity. I suppose if all else fails you could do what many internet marketers do – outsource them.

  • Daniel

    Reply Reply November 26, 2008

    Great article Reed, thank you for the creativity ideas.

    I will be using them all to help me with my writing.

    Again I say thank you.

  • Gary C.

    Reply Reply November 26, 2008


    I enjoyed this post. Thank you for reminding all of us to get away from the computer and get out and smell the roses. You are so correct that even the small things like changing our office environment and seeing new things can stir the creative juices.

    Thanks for the post. Keep up the great work.

  • Great article!

    I made a decision a while ago that I will never work again. I either Play or Plurk. I finished an article about it too. LOL Think it will go out on Friday.

    By the way…Plurk is Play+Work. I find if I add an element of Play to my Work I get through it quicker, and enjoy it more.

    I find flipping through “Quotes” triggers a lot of creativity for me too.

    Dream BIG!

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  • Writing creativley is not always easy. I find that I have great ideas at the strangest times and if I don’t write them down right away I’ll forget them. If your stuck I find walking through a book store or reading other blogs can get the juices going

  • lily

    Reply Reply November 27, 2008

    The art of writing is just this , letting the flow between your mind and pen and paper work together . If you are interested on just how to do this just sit with the pen and paper and count on paper open your mind to the flow after a while you will be adding words of your own at first they may not be anything but jabber but after a few extended counts when you can not think of what to write your mind will wery of the numbers and then start processing words to flow . Try this it works for writers block also, lily

  • arllan

    Reply Reply November 27, 2008

    Yup i do believe it takes while to get those creative juices flowing, it getting harder and harder to come up with stuff so very nice post

  • Pat Gunning

    Reply Reply November 27, 2008

    There are many relaxation techniques and relaxation techniques that can keep you fresh and on target.

    Whatever it is that stimulates your mind is and refreshes your attitude is positive therapy so go for it!

  • Ari Lestariono

    Reply Reply November 27, 2008

    The idea of writing article is just for getting traffic or indexed by search engine, the most important thing is to educate ourselves within our practical experience nd intellectual both ways the readers and writers can learn together and growth, this is what I called 2 ways communications and interact with the audience as well.

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  • Timothy Millar

    Reply Reply November 27, 2008

    Hey Reed,
    Getting the “juices” flowing is hard sometimes especially when you are writing on three blogs,Hub Pages,Forums,Commenting on scores of Great blogs, It can be very time consuming and Content comes hard and slow.
    I found that in the course of posting on other blogs and forums I ended up with plenty of Ideas
    for blog content. I currently have 9 notebooks
    sitting next to me with all of my Great Ideas
    and plans, One Day!! Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving, Timothy Millar

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  • Jussi Koiranen

    Reply Reply November 27, 2008

    Great info! Third point struck a nerve… I too often let my work space get cluttered and I keep on postponing the cleaning…

  • Ernie Carroll

    Reply Reply November 27, 2008

    This is what I do if I’m having trouble coming up with an idea for an article: Go to Ezinearticles.com or one of the other article sites and search for a article in your niche. See which articles are the most popular, pick one, and write your own version of that article making sure you make it your own. Has worked for me over and over.

    Ernie Carrolls last blog post..Blogging to the Bank 3.0 – Honest Review

  • Carma Spence-Pothitt

    Reply Reply November 27, 2008

    I’d like to add a sixth tip: Be well read. Read not only in your own interest area, but others as well. For example, I read genre fiction, marketing nonfiction and science, mostly. But, on occasion I’ll pick up an interesting biography or “mundane” fiction that has opened my eyes to new ways of looking at things. Creativity is often finding a juxtaposition between things that others haven’t noticed. You can’t have that happen if you stay focused on only one area.

  • Ernie Carroll

    Reply Reply November 27, 2008

    Great point Carma Spence

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  • Geoff Dodd

    Reply Reply November 27, 2008

    Reed, Getting in the creative zone? I use accelerated meditation, The Holosync CDs and they bring about alpha waves and a relaxed state. Also self hypnosis. The other thing is ‘you need content.’ I take a lot of notes on cards and in my diary. I bring ideas together and use a swipe file for copy. Content must be built up and then allowed to flow out … Research your passionate niche.

    Geoff Dodd

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  • Zach Kong

    Reply Reply November 27, 2008

    Another way which I think is good in generating ideas and is through reading other people’s articles and also their style of writing.

    Oftentimes, I will pay particular attention to how one author can actually grabs my attention and note it down. And when I start writing another article, I will attempt to mimic what the author has done.

    PLRs are another great source of new information where one can get his/her hands on. Though, it is recommended that the PLRs should be rewritten sufficiently to avoid duplicated copies.

    Last but not least, is to write freely and edit later. I find this method particularly useful to me for when I write, I want to write it in a less formal way, as if I am conversing with a friend. However, it is still important to know what type of tone you should be using in response to the type of information you are presenting. It is necessary to learn to be flexible at times.

    Content is the meat of an article. However, the headlines and the starting paragraph is the bait to the meat. No one will take up your meat if the bait is not attractive enough, right? =)

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  • busby seo test

    Reply Reply November 27, 2008

    take a rest and go travel and you can write something with a fresh idea’s when you have a lot of compilations idea from your vacation. your mind need a rest too like your body have a good sleep.

  • PV Reymond

    Reply Reply November 27, 2008

    Hi Reed,

    Good article. Sometimes you have no idea about what to write but if you disconnect and take a break new ideas come to your mind.

    ^PV Reymond


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  • Nayanika

    Reply Reply November 27, 2008

    Hi Reed

    I would think we creative people will really see and find ourselves with the light we hold in our hand , at the end of the tunnel.

    The world is going through a gigantic shake up when relationships are being completely metamorphosed. Anyone who is caught napping and allowing themselves to come adrift in this whirlpool will have to pay a heavy price.

    Creative we all are. What sells is not important. What permeates is. It is this single but potent factor which is missed. It is the forest for the tree…

    Those who know the difference survive
    Others will perish and get readied for the thereafter
    The choice is made

    We are in great times, when minds attuned can become giants capable of great heights

    Lets focus and know the difference, NOW

  • Anna Kindler

    Reply Reply November 27, 2008

    Hey Reed, This article was a good one. Thanks. I not only read your articles, I read all the replies. There is really a lot of good opinions in in these comments. I find as a new person in learning about writing content, that reading comments can produce some good content material. Happy Thanksgiving Anna

  • Paul Livingston

    Reply Reply November 27, 2008

    One of my most creative times is when I’m in bed waiting to fall asleep. I keep a recorder on my night stand for when those instances of brilliance hit me. Although, sometimes, the next day they seem kinda strange 🙂

    Great tips above! Thanks people.

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  • Frankie Teo

    Reply Reply November 27, 2008

    Thanks for sharing. I was just going through Ezine Articles to get some more ideas & saw your post.

    You sure have a lot of good ideas & tips. Good work, Reed..


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  • John Bonzo

    Reply Reply November 27, 2008

    Hi Reed,

    I take article writing very seriously. I’m always looking for new ideas and areas of insperation. You have written words to live by in your blog. I loved what you’ve said.

    Thanks for your work and keep up the good job,

  • David

    Reply Reply November 28, 2008

    Reed, Here’s another one – read your junk mail. I have gotten ideas for articles or blog post many times from my junk mail.

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  • Jeff Sargent

    Reply Reply November 28, 2008

    Hey Reed,

    This post was especially meaningful to me. My problem seems to be more that I have trouble coming up with new topics to write about. I like the idea of keeping a journal or diary with me at all times. It’s actually something I’ve been toying with doing for some time now but have never implemented it. Maybe this post will get me started.

    This will help me tremendously as through out the day ideas pop in to my head, but the problem is that they pop out just as fast. By writing things down I will be able to retrieve my thoughts hours later when I do sit down at my computer to start writing about something.

    I’m not a young kid anymore and as you youngsters out there get older you will find out that your memory is one of the first things to go. So having a journal or just a notepad with you at all times will prove to be a useful tool.

    Jeff Sargent

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  • admin

    Reply Reply November 30, 2008

    @normz2 glad to help

    @Tim thanks

    @Terence And most of my articles are outsourced as well. I’ll give them the basic idea and they do the rest.

    @Daniel you’re welcome

    @Gary you’re welcome

    @Velma Plurk I like that

    @Luca that can really help

    @lily interesting

    @arllan thanks

    @Pat great tips

    @Ari yeah you need to create content that regular people like and will read and share

    @Timothy commenting on others blogs does seem like a create idea for content ideas

    @Jussi thanks

    @Ernie great tip

    @Carma I completely agree

    @Geoff nice

    @Zach PLR’s are great I base a lot of my content off PLR

    @busby agreed

    @PV thanks

    @Nayanika interesting points

    @Anna agreed they can really help

    @Paul that’s a great tip

    @Frankie thank you

    @John you’re welcome

    @David good tip

    @Jeff I agreed memory seems to be the thing that goes first I’ve noticed that with a lot of loved ones.

  • private jet

    Reply Reply December 5, 2008

    Good read, thanks for adding our comment to the post.

  • admin

    Reply Reply December 6, 2008

    @private you’re welcome

  • chraliewilson

    Reply Reply June 11, 2009

    As a Newbie, I am always searching for articles that can help me. Thank you.

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