How To Break Out Of A Creative Rut

Watch out for the 100 Words on Saturday prompt at the end! Some of you seem to be missing it.

But more importantly here is

How To Break Out of A Creative Rut

Somewhere in my childhood, I came to the conclusion that I was not creative. The reason? Despite my longing and best efforts, I couldn’t draw or paint to save my life. Sadly, I stayed with this notion until a few years ago, when I discovered that every human being is born creative.

Let me repeat that – every human being is born creative. Get it? You, my friend, are born creative. You stay creative. How you learn to express that creativity is up to you.

The reason you taken to writing and blogging is that you are creative. So no confusion there.

It is possible to get caught up with expressing our creativity in only one way. We wrote in a particular style. It was appreciated. We start to think that no other style will work.

“It is often tempting to recreate our past successes but this does not lead to new ideas and conclusions,” Keri Smith, Finish This Book

Each of us has to find our own way out of a creative rut. But here are some thoughts from Brian Clark of Copyblogger.

How to Break Out of a Creative Rut
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Perhaps, one simple way out is to show up every day on your blog! Become a Write Tribe Pro Blogger! 🙂


Now for our 100 Words on Saturday prompt:

my grandmother/grandfather said…




Author: Corinne Rodrigues

Lover of words | Self-acceptance blogger | Instructional designer| Book Reviewer| Blog Coach

12 thoughts

  1. I can testify to the truth of the ‘being willing to accept mistakes’ as part of the process. I’ve made my share. Some of the biggest successes of my life have come when I took that chance. Maybe sometimes the world is just waiting for us to take that step.

    Great infographic


  2. I loved this post..yes, I’ve committed many of the mistakes mentioned above like wanting to explain too much, bringing in logic before the creativity takes over..hopefully will learn in time 🙂


  3. Great post on creativity! It is true that we all have an innate creativity but often many situations and life experiences become the cause for suppressing it. Or we forget how to access that creativity. Here’s hoping we can always find a way out of such a temporary rut 🙂


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  6. Corinne, I had written a post earlier on the same topic.
    Always wanted to inquire-
    Do we have to write a fresh post or can we link a previously published post of our’s (that’s not yet submitted to WriteTribe)
    Do let me know.
    Thanks 🙂


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