Creative Living: Be More Creative, The Creative Process

The 7 Stages of the Creative Process.

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. 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 creating comes easy to us – family dinner, F-R-E-E-writing, a dollar – we can pass right through the stages without noticing them. If it’s something more challenging – conference catering for 300, a published novel, a million dollars – awareness of the process helps us to avoid overwhelm, and all the other kinds of fears that can…

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