Stumbled upon a nifty little website the other day, and it got us to thinking. Could this writer’s strategy help us be more creative and innovative in our day-to-day? The long and short of it is this: this writer was inspired by an idea he first ran across in The Artist’s Way, encouraging you to write 750 words every morning. There is no structure here- no focus, no prompt. You are encouraged to write anything and everything that comes to mind. The philosophy is, if you can get into the habit of unloading these thoughts early in the morning, you’ll be clearing your mind and prepping for the rest of your day.
In his experience, this exercise has become a total brain-dump. It organizes the day, lets those random tangents loose, and get your creative juices pumping.
Though we haven’t taken a stab at it yet, we figure this guy may be onto something. What do you think would come of giving yourself 750 words every day to let loose and think abstractly? This kind of unstructured environment has the potential to inspire ideas you may have never had otherwise.
Let us know if you try it out, and make sure to check out the “gamified” program the Writer created for the exercise: http://750words.com/