Images, photos and any visual representations
are tools in lighting up creativity
Pictures are powerful tools in rousing one’s creativity
It may be photos viewed online, or a group photo of family and friends, paintings in a gallery, drawings and sketches done by a friend or a sibling or a cousin, advertising posters in billboards, or even photos that you, yourself, has taken.
Whichever of these words you use – picture, photo, painting, drawing, sketch, illustration, advertising image – to refer to any visual representation, there is certainly magic in the power of images to inspire creativity.
An aspiring writer should try to develop this technique, that of looking at a picture not only in an aesthetic way but in an imaginative way to bring up one’s creative juices.
So, how to go about nudging one’s creativity by looking at a picture in a fanciful or fictive way?
Check the photos below and see (or feel) what sparks of creativity within you will be triggered.
(Check where my imagination has taken me, too, in the first photo.)
From the caption, ideas for stories or articles may be gleaned, for example:
– watching TV may or may not be advisable for a toddler after school
– statistics on how safe children are from kidnappers
– easy cake recipes for busy working mums
– discouraging your children from thumb-sucking
– room colours have significant influence in the atmosphere
[Research on the topic, of course, is advised.]
So there! A simple move to juice up your creativity is by poring over interesting photos in your collection or going out there in the world to capture a story, even a novel, through a revitalizing click of your camera.
Let me know how you got on with your story-hunting.
Thank you very much for reading!