I just got a book out of the library yesterday about encouraging creativity. At first I thought – oh man! That’s my idea.
Has that ever happened to you?
It seems as if every time I get a really wonderful idea, I google it, and it’s been taken. Book titles, web sites, crafts, toys, etc. ARRGHH!!
The other day, my brother texted me and sent me a book title saying, “this sounds like the book you’re working on.”
He was right – if he meant that it was a fantasy adventure story for young boys. But then again, there are a lot of those.
So, I looked through the creativity book. The author had some wonderful ideas. But I would never be able to do what she does, and I doubt very much that she would be able to do what I do.
We each have the ability to put our own creative twists into everything that we do. Our unique personalities, circumstances and resources will change the way that we approach any problem – even if some of the ideas are similar.
So I have to give myself permission to continue with this site – as hodgepodge and quirky as it is.
And I have to give myself permission to write my adventure story for kids – even though others have done the same.
Creativity prompt – make a list of ideas that you have had that someone else has come up with as well. Now take one of those ideas and re-invent it. How can you make it better?