‘Creativity never goes out of style’. How true is that! Creativity brings novelty, diversity and freshness. It leads to the invention of something new or recreates the existing into something totally different. We all have some level of creativity in us. Some have it more, some have it less. Some are uniquely gifted but don’t utilize their creativity enough. Hopefully, that’s not the case with you.
People with high levels of creativity choose a profession that lets them exploit their creative skills. They can be artists, photographers, designers, or maybe writers. Writers can paint a picture in your mind with words. Not just a picture, they can show you a whole movie through their art of storytelling. Writers can create characters, plots, places and take you on a journey that was out of your imagination. Yes, writers can do all that, with their creative and writing skills.
But at times, a writer can go through a creative dry spell. And a little motivation could help. So, here are some inspirational quotes for creative writers.
“The desire to write was planted within you for a reason.”
Maybe you are meant to write something phenomenal that would influence lives. Or perhaps simply entertain your readers with your write-ups. Whether big or small, fulfil your purpose. If you have the skill within you, consider putting it to good use.
“If you don’t see the book you want on the shelf, write it.” – Beverly Cleary
Well, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a book. It could be any piece of writing. If you don’t find what you are looking for, it’s an opportunity to write it.
“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” – Anton Chekhov
A creative writer has the ability to beautify the simplest of things as well as portray mundane things in a way that it holds the reader’s interest. Describe to your readers not just what you want them to see, but how you want them to see it.
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams
Let your creativity loose. It’s only when you are sharing your work with the world, you can choose what to keep and what to discard. After all, writing for an audience does involve a combination of creativity, reasoning and knack of writing.
“My inspiration comes from two words. The two most important words to a writer: ‘what if?’ “- Beth Revis
Question things around you. What if things are not like how they typically seem? What if your cat could talk to you? What if you woke up with a superpower? Just throw ‘what if’ questions in the air and you might strike upon a brilliant idea.
“Instead of thinking out of the box, get rid of the box.” – Deepak Chopra
“Creativity is nothing but a mind set free.” – Torrie T Asai
We give you two quotes for one because they both convey a very apt message for creative writers. Let there be no boundaries or restrictions to your imagination. Let your mind wander free.
“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people” – Leo Burnett
Curiosity makes us see things differently. It makes us more observative, insightful, alive and engaged. It builds our intelligence and opens our minds to new ideas and perspectives. Cultivating a curious mind is indeed a secret of creative people.
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou
Let’s not be worried about being perfect or running out of ideas. The trick is to keep your creative juices flowing, irrespective of its consistency.
“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun” – Mary Lou Cook
The quote itself sums up what being creative is all about. Enjoy your creativity. It’s okay to break some rules or make mistakes. It’s all part of the creative process.
“The creative writer does the same as the child at play; he creates a world of fantasy which he takes very seriously.” – Sigmund Freud
Now, this is something to think about. If this hadn’t been the case with the fictional writers, we would have missed out on some fascinating stories.
Did the quotes help in igniting your creative spark? If they did, go ahead and start writing. Give your readers something new to read. In the words of Pablo Picasso, – “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”
If you are a newbie writer and want to explore your creative side, do check out our Creative Writing 101 course.