5 Strategies to Generate Great Creative Ideas by Imposing Restrictions

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You want to get something quick onto that scary blank page. Generate great, original, creative ideas by (counterintuitively) imposing restrictions. You need new, juicy, creative ideas, and you need them now. This is how to get them on tap, stat. (Yes I do rather love E.R. and I'm binging series after series of Grey's Anatomy …

5 Mind-Freeing Strategies Guaranteed to Generate Great Creative Ideas

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How do you generate great creative ideas when you're faced with the abject terror of the blank page?! Here are my tried-and-tested strategies for composing music and beyond. These are the methods of idea generation I've actually done. They all work. The order doesn't matter. Not a composer? They'll work great in any line of …

Music for Theatre – Composing for All Eventualities

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The music themes are all pretty much composed for The Count of Monte Cristo, a new, irreverent theatre adaptation of the book by Alexandre Dumas. Rehearsals start next week at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, where it will play from mid-April to mid-May.

These are some of the challenges which have become clear through the writing process.


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inspiration¬†n stimulation or arousal of the mind, feelings, etc., to special or unusual activity or creativity the state or quality of being so stimulated or aroused someone or something that causes this state an idea or action resulting from such a state the act or process of inhaling; breathing in From English Collins Dictionary - …