Creative Living: Be More Creative, The Creative Process

The 7 Stages of the Creative Process.

Trying to grasp the creative process is like trying to grasp water. The harder we try, the less we hold. The creative process is not linear but for certain purposes we can treat it as if it is, and break it down into seven stages. Everything we create always and invariable goes through these stages on its way from imagined want into material existence. * * * Understanding these stages is useful no matter what we’re making, but becomes essential when we’re engaged in a large project. If what we’re making comes easy to us — family dinner, f-r-e-e-writing, a dollar — we can…

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