Posts Tagged 'Creative Bursts'

Make a Creative Choice at the Bazaar

choose one

The exercise below is one of my recent Creative Bursts. The Creative Bursts are fun, 15-minute play breaks designed to help get your creativity flowing. They encompass writing, drawing, doodling, dancing, wordplay, singing and more. And they’re free! If you’re not receiving them yet, click here to sign up!

You are in an outdoor marketplace or bazaar that contains everything in the world. You can choose one quality or skill for yourself.  What do you choose, and what happens after you choose it? Write about this, or draw a picture reflecting the experience.

Here’s what people are saying about the Creative Bursts:

“Your Creative Bursts Rock! Love the creativity exercises. They are fantastic.”  ~Andrew, Brisbane, Australia

“Love these prompts!”  ~Sarah, California, USA

“Thank you for the Bursts, they are hopefully going to restore some sanity!”  ~Hannah, United Kingdom

“I LOVE your Creative Bursts! They really spark my imagination.”  ~Christopher, Maryland, USA

Click here to download your free Creative Bursts workbook and sign up for more Bursts in your inbox twice a week!

Create a Quirky Character

Sick person

The exercise below is one of my recent Creative Bursts. The Creative Bursts are fun, 15-minute play breaks designed to help get your creativity flowing. They encompass writing, drawing, doodling, dancing, wordplay, singing and more. And they’re free! If you’re not receiving them yet, click here to sign up!

Write a character description using one of these prompts: 

He was a gunslinger and a gymnast…

She was a flapper with an unquenched thirst for perfect grammar…

They were tourists with a wicked sense of perspective…

It was a kiss with a surprisingly whimsical sense of self…

Here’s what people are saying about the Creative Bursts:

“Your Creative Bursts Rock! Love the creativity exercises. They are fantastic.”  ~Andrew, Brisbane, Australia

“Love these prompts!”  ~Sarah, California, USA

“Thank you for the Bursts, they are hopefully going to restore some sanity!”  ~Hannah, United Kingdom

“I LOVE your Creative Bursts! They really spark my imagination.”  ~Christopher, Maryland, USA

Click here to download your free Creative Bursts workbook and sign up for more Bursts in your inbox twice a week!

Your Wrinkled Creativity

abstract

The exercise below is one of my recent Creative Bursts. The Creative Bursts are fun, 15-minute play breaks designed to help get your creativity flowing. They encompass writing, drawing, doodling, dancing, wordplay, singing and more. And they’re free! If you’re not receiving them yet, click here to sign up!

You’ve shoved your Creativity into the back of a closet for a while, and when you pull it out, it’s very wrinkled. How will you straighten it out? Will you iron it with words? Steam it out with colors? Or do you like it wrinkled? What quality does your wrinkled Creativity have? Write about this.

Here’s what people are saying about the Creative Bursts:

“Your Creative Bursts Rock! Love the creativity exercises. They are fantastic.”  ~Andrew, Brisbane, Australia

“Love these prompts!”  ~Sarah, California, USA

“Thank you for the Bursts, they are hopefully going to restore some sanity!”  ~Hannah, United Kingdom

“I LOVE your Creative Bursts! They really spark my imagination.”  ~Christopher, Maryland, USA

Click here to download your free Creative Bursts workbook and sign up for more Bursts in your inbox twice a week!

Your Extrasensory Love Affair in a Lush Garden

botanic gardens

The exercise below is one of my recent Creative Bursts. The Creative Bursts are fun, 15-minute play breaks designed to help get your creativity flowing. They encompass writing, drawing, doodling, dancing, wordplay, singing and more. And they’re free! If you’re not receiving them yet, click here to sign up!

Write a poem or a paragraph or two using some (or all) of these words and phrases:

love affair, shadowy forest, Persian rug, ship, anguish, black leather gloves, extrasensory, purple, on the floor, lush garden, shard

Here’s what people are saying about the Creative Bursts:

“Your Creative Bursts Rock! Love the creativity exercises. They are fantastic.”  ~Andrew, Brisbane, Australia

“Love these prompts!”  ~Sarah, California, USA

“Thank you for the Bursts, they are hopefully going to restore some sanity!”  ~Hannah, United Kingdom

“I LOVE your Creative Bursts! They really spark my imagination.”  ~Christopher, Maryland, USA

Click here to download your free Creative Bursts workbook and sign up for more Bursts in your inbox twice a week!

Fight It Out With Your Creative Block

facing the monster

The exercise below is one of my recent Creative Bursts. The Creative Bursts are fun, 15-minute play breaks designed to help get your creativity flowing. They encompass writing, drawing, doodling, dancing, wordplay, singing and more. And they’re free! If you’re not receiving them yet, click here to sign up!

Draw a cartoon of yourself having a hilarious fight with whatever’s blocking you from getting to a creative project. It can be a pillow fight, an Old West shootout, a paintbrush slap-fight … or whatever your imagination can create.

If nothing’s blocking you, congratulations! Draw a cartoon of yourself enjoying a tropical drink with your creative project.


Here’s what people are saying about the Creative Bursts:

“Your Creative Bursts Rock! Love the creativity exercises. They are fantastic.”  ~Andrew, Brisbane, Australia

“Love these prompts!”  ~Sarah, California, USA

“Thank you for the Bursts, they are hopefully going to restore some sanity!”  ~Hannah, United Kingdom

“I LOVE your Creative Bursts! They really spark my imagination.”  ~Christopher, Maryland, USA

Click here to download your free Creative Bursts workbook and sign up for more Bursts in your inbox twice a week!

What’s Being Served At Your Life-Purpose Restaurant?

Message Stones

The exercise below is one of my recent Creative Bursts. The Creative Bursts are fun, 15-minute play breaks designed to help get your creativity flowing. They encompass writing, drawing, doodling, dancing, wordplay, singing and more. And they’re free! If you’re not receiving them yet, click here to sign up!

You stumble upon a restaurant that serves everything you want in life. What’s on the menu? Get creative as you name the dishes.


Here’s what people are saying about the Creative Bursts:

“Your Creative Bursts Rock! Love the creativity exercises. They are fantastic.”  ~Andrew, Brisbane, Australia

“Love these prompts!”  ~Sarah, California, USA

“Thank you for the Bursts, they are hopefully going to restore some sanity!”  ~Hannah, United Kingdom

“I LOVE your Creative Bursts! They really spark my imagination.”  ~Christopher, Maryland, USA

Click here to download your free Creative Bursts workbook and sign up for more Bursts in your inbox twice a week!

Unleash the Dragon in Your Basement

dragonfire

The exercise below is one of my recent Creative Bursts. The Creative Bursts are fun, 15-minute play breaks designed to help get your creativity flowing. They encompass writing, drawing, doodling, dancing, wordplay, singing and more. And they’re free! If you’re not receiving them yet, click here to sign up!

You have a dragon chained in your basement. Who is she, and why does she want to get out? Does she want to confront you with her fire-breath or does she want to fly away? Write or draw whatever comes up for you. Be serious, playful or whimsical. Or all three!

Here’s what people are saying about the Creative Bursts:

“Your Creative Bursts Rock! Love the creativity exercises. They are fantastic.”  ~Andrew, Brisbane, Australia

“Love these prompts!”  ~Sarah, California, USA

“Thank you for the Bursts, they are hopefully going to restore some sanity!”  ~Hannah, United Kingdom

“I LOVE your Creative Bursts! They really spark my imagination.”  ~Christopher, Maryland, USA

Click here to download your free Creative Bursts workbook and sign up for more Bursts in your inbox twice a week!

Draw a Treasure Map!

The exercise below is one of my recent Creative Bursts. The Creative Bursts are fun, 15-minute play breaks designed to help get your creativity flowing. They encompass writing, drawing, doodling, dancing, wordplay, singing and more. And they’re free! If you’re not receiving them yet, click here to sign up!

Think of something you want. It can be as simple as a cheese sandwich or as complex as a new career. Draw a treasure map to help you get there. Be sure to include pitfalls to avoid. This doesn’t have to be serious. Invite some whimsy in. Perhaps a dragon is guarding your cheese, for instance.

Here’s what people are saying about the Creative Bursts:

“Your Creative Bursts Rock! Love the creativity exercises. They are fantastic.”  ~Andrew, Brisbane, Australia

“Love these prompts!”  ~Sarah, California, USA

“Thank you for the Bursts, they are hopefully going to restore some sanity!”  ~Hannah, United Kingdom

“I LOVE your Creative Bursts! They really spark my imagination.”  ~Christopher, Maryland, USA

Click here to download your free Creative Bursts workbook and sign up for more Bursts in your inbox twice a week!

What Happens When Creativity Kidnaps You?

The exercise below is one of my recent Creative Bursts. The Creative Bursts are fun, 15-minute play breaks designed to help get your creativity flowing. They encompass writing, drawing, doodling, dancing, wordplay, singing and more. And they’re free! If you’re not receiving them yet, click here to sign up!

Creativity kidnaps you. Where does it take you? What ransom is it demanding?

Here’s what people are saying about the Creative Bursts:

“Your Creative Bursts Rock! Love the creativity exercises. They are fantastic.”  ~Andrew, Brisbane, Australia

“Love these prompts!”  ~Sarah, California, USA

“Thank you for the Bursts, they are hopefully going to restore some sanity!”  ~Hannah, United Kingdom

“I LOVE your Creative Bursts! They really spark my imagination.”  ~Christopher, Maryland, USA

Click here to download your free Creative Bursts workbook and sign up for more Bursts in your inbox twice a week!

What Did Your Dog Text To You Today?

The exercise below is one of my recent Creative Bursts. The Creative Bursts are fun, 15-minute play breaks designed to help get your creativity flowing. They encompass writing, drawing, doodling, dancing, wordplay, singing and more. And they’re free! If you’re not receiving them yet, click here to sign up!

Your dog, cat or other pet has just sent you a text. What does it say? How do you respond? Write about this situation.

Here’s what people are saying about the Creative Bursts:

“Your Creative Bursts Rock! Love the creativity exercises. They are fantastic.”  ~Andrew, Brisbane, Australia

“Love these prompts!”  ~Sarah, California, USA

“Thank you for the Bursts, they are hopefully going to restore some sanity!”  ~Hannah, United Kingdom

“I LOVE your Creative Bursts! They really spark my imagination.”  ~Christopher, Maryland, USA

Click here to download your free Creative Bursts workbook and sign up for more Bursts in your inbox twice a week!

What Wisdom Can Your Feet Impart to You?

The exercise below is one of my recent Creative Bursts. The Creative Bursts are fun, 15-minute play breaks designed to help get your creativity flowing. They encompass writing, drawing, doodling, dancing, wordplay, singing and more. And they’re free! If you’re not receiving them yet, click here to sign up!

Have a conversation with your feet. How are they feeling about where they’ve been taking you lately? Do they like how you’re dressing them? What request do they have for you? Express this in whatever way feels best: a dialogue, a freewrite, a cartoon…


Here’s what people are saying about the Creative Bursts:

“Your Creative Bursts Rock! Love the creativity exercises. They are fantastic.”  ~Andrew, Brisbane, Australia

“Love these prompts!”  ~Sarah, California, USA

“Thank you for the Bursts, they are hopefully going to restore some sanity!”  ~Hannah, United Kingdom

“I LOVE your Creative Bursts! They really spark my imagination.”  ~Christopher, Maryland, USA

Click here to download your free Creative Bursts workbook and sign up for more Bursts in your inbox twice a week!

Who Will Fill Your Family Tree of Creative Influences?

The exercise below is one of my recent Creative Bursts. The Creative Bursts are fun, 15-minute play breaks designed to help get your creativity flowing. They encompass writing, drawing, doodling, dancing, wordplay, singing and more. And they’re free! If you’re not receiving them yet, click here to sign up!

Make a whimsical family tree for yourself. Maybe your parents are a muse and a shadow. Perhaps you have ancestors that are lyrical paragraphs, spirals of color, songs, places in nature, animals or mythical creatures with qualities they passed down to you. Allow your imagination to run wild with this! 

Think about your life influences and your creative influences as you fill in your tree. You may just want to fill in two or three “ancestors” right now and continue to add more later. You may also find that your dreams or accomplishments become your children on this tree. But fill in the tree in whatever way inspires you.


Here’s what people are saying about the Creative Bursts:

“Your Creative Bursts Rock! Love the creativity exercises. They are fantastic.”  ~Andrew, Brisbane, Australia

“Love these prompts!”  ~Sarah, California, USA

“Thank you for the Bursts, they are hopefully going to restore some sanity!”  ~Hannah, United Kingdom

“I LOVE your Creative Bursts! They really spark my imagination.”  ~Christopher, Maryland, USA

Click here to download your free Creative Bursts workbook and sign up for more Bursts in your inbox twice a week!

What Will You Exhibit In The Museum of Your Passions?

The exercise below is one of my recent Creative Bursts. The Creative Bursts are fun, 15-minute play breaks designed to help get your creativity flowing. They encompass writing, drawing, doodling, dancing, wordplay, singing and more. And they’re free! If you’re not receiving them yet, click here to sign up!

Create a museum of your passions. What’s the name of your museum? Draw five items that will be exhibited here. Write a brief description under each item.


Here’s what people are saying about the Creative Bursts:

“Your Creative Bursts Rock! Love the creativity exercises. They are fantastic.”  ~Andrew, Brisbane, Australia

“Love these prompts!”  ~Sarah, California, USA

“Thank you for the Bursts, they are hopefully going to restore some sanity!”  ~Hannah, United Kingdom

“I LOVE your Creative Bursts! They really spark my imagination.”  ~Christopher, Maryland, USA

Click here to download your free Creative Bursts workbook and sign up for more Bursts in your inbox twice a week!

Where Do Your Feet Take You When You Don’t Pay Attention?

The exercise below is one of my recent Creative Bursts. The Creative Bursts are fun, 15-minute play breaks designed to help get your creativity flowing. They encompass writing, drawing, doodling, dancing, wordplay, singing and more. And they’re free! If you’re not receiving them yet, click here to sign up!

What do your fingers like to do while you’re not watching? Where do your feet take you when you don’t pay attention?

Don’t spend too much time thinking about these questions, just quickly write or draw whatever comes to you.


Here’s what people are saying about the Creative Bursts:

“Your Creative Bursts Rock! Love the creativity exercises. They are fantastic.”  ~Andrew, Brisbane, Australia

“Love these prompts!”  ~Sarah, California, USA

“Thank you for the Bursts, they are hopefully going to restore some sanity!”  ~Hannah, United Kingdom

“I LOVE your Creative Bursts! They really spark my imagination.”  ~Christopher, Maryland, USA

Click here to download your free Creative Bursts workbook and sign up for more Bursts in your inbox twice a week!

Soar With Your Wings, Find Balance With Your Tail

The exercise below is one of my recent Creative Bursts. The Creative Bursts are fun, 15-minute play breaks designed to help get your creativity flowing. They encompass writing, drawing, doodling, dancing, wordplay, singing and more. And they’re free! If you’re not receiving them yet, click here to sign up!

What is your invisible feature that nobody knows about? A tail that keeps you balanced? Wings that help you fly above confusion? A special nose that smells disturbances before they arrive?

Spend a few minutes writing about or drawing — or just imagining — your invisible feature.


Here’s what people are saying about the Creative Bursts:

“Your Creative Bursts Rock! Love the creativity exercises. They are fantastic.”  ~Andrew, Brisbane, Australia

“Love these prompts!”  ~Sarah, California, USA

“Thank you for the Bursts, they are hopefully going to restore some sanity!”  ~Hannah, United Kingdom

“I LOVE your Creative Bursts! They really spark my imagination.”  ~Christopher, Maryland, USA

Click here to download your free Creative Bursts workbook and sign up for more Bursts in your inbox twice a week!

Watering Your Heart

The exercise below is one of my recent Creative Bursts. The Creative Bursts are fun, 15-minute play breaks designed to help get your creativity flowing. They encompass writing, drawing, doodling, dancing, wordplay, singing and more. If you’re not receiving them yet, click here to sign up!

If you planted your heart and watered it, what would grow?

Don’t spend too much time thinking about this question, just quickly write or draw whatever comes to you.


Here’s what people are saying about the Creative Bursts:

“Your Creative Bursts Rock! Love the creativity exercises. They are fantastic.”  ~Andrew, Brisbane, Australia

“Love these prompts!”  ~Sarah, California, USA

“Thank you for the Bursts, they are hopefully going to restore some sanity!”  ~Hannah, United Kingdom

“I LOVE your Creative Bursts! They really spark my imagination.”  ~Christopher, Maryland, USA

Click here to download your free Creative Bursts workbook and sign up for more Bursts in your inbox twice a week!

Get Some Juicy Creativity Going By Tasting Your Words

The exercise below is one of my recent Creative Bursts. The Creative Bursts are fun, 15-minute play breaks designed to help get your creativity flowing. They encompass writing, drawing, doodling, dancing, wordplay, singing and more. If you’re not receiving them yet, click here to sign up!

Imagine you can literally eat your words. What do they taste like? How does the last thing you said to someone else taste? How do your angry words taste? Your kind words? Your joyful words? Your sad words? If you want, quickly weave your answers into a poem.

Here’s what people are saying about the Creative Bursts:

“Your Creative Bursts Rock! Love the creativity exercises. They are fantastic.”  ~Andrew, Brisbane, Australia

“Love these prompts!”  ~Sarah, California, USA

“Thank you for the Bursts, they are hopefully going to restore some sanity!”  ~Hannah, United Kingdom

“I LOVE your Creative Bursts! They really spark my imagination.”  ~Christopher, Maryland, USA

Click here to download your free Creative Bursts workbook and sign up for more Bursts in your inbox twice a week!

Map Your Day Creatively

The exercise below is one of my recent Creative Bursts. The Creative Bursts are fun, 15-minute play breaks designed to help get your creativity flowing. They encompass writing, drawing, doodling, dancing, wordplay, singing and more. If you’re not receiving them yet, click here to sign up!

Make a map of what you did today (or yesterday if it’s morning). It can be a literal map that traces your route, a metaphorical map that traces your internal journey, an imaginary map that traces your daydreams, or anything else you’re inspired to map about your day.


Here’s what people are saying about the Creative Bursts:

“Your Creative Bursts Rock! Love the creativity exercises. They are fantastic.”  ~Andrew, Brisbane, Australia

“Love these prompts!”  ~Sarah, California, USA

“Thank you for the Bursts, they are hopefully going to restore some sanity!”  ~Hannah, United Kingdom

“I LOVE your Creative Bursts! They really spark my imagination.”  ~Christopher, Maryland, USA

Click here to download your free Creative Bursts workbook and sign up for more Bursts in your inbox twice a week!

Introducing the Creative Bursts Sharing Area

By popular request, I’ve now set up an area of this blog where you can share your creations prompted by the Creative Bursts. Share what you’ve written, links to drawings or anything else that comes up as you doodle, dance, write or sing your way through a Creative Burst.

Click here to share (or click on Readers’ Sandbox: Creative Bursts).

Miss Hannah and Andrew have already started the sharing — thanks to the two of you! I look forward to seeing more creativity from everyone who wants to share. And feel free to comment on others’ creations, if you’re so inclined.

If you’re not yet getting my Creative Bursts in your inbox, click here. You’ll also receive the 7 Days of Creative Bursts Workbook for free download. (The Creative Bursts are fun, 15-minute play breaks. Get more information here.)

Don’t Forget to Download Your Free Creative Bursts Workbook!

Have you downloaded your free 7 Days of Creative Bursts Workbook yet? It’s a week’s worth of fun, 15-minute play breaks designed to help get your creativity flowing!

You’ll also get free Creative Bursts delivered to your inbox twice a week, so you can keep the flow going once you’ve played your way through the workbook.

Here’s what people are saying about the Creative Bursts:

“Your Creative Bursts Rock! Love the creativity exercises. They are fantastic.”  ~Andrew, Brisbane, Australia

“Love these prompts!”  ~Sarah, California, USA

“I LOVE your Creative Bursts! They really spark my imagination.”  ~Christopher, Maryland, USA

If you’d like to download your free Creative Bursts Workbook now, click here or on the workbook cover at the top right corner of this blog.

The Creative Bursts are different from the exercises I offer on this blog. The vast majority of prompts on this blog focus on writing — while the Creative Bursts include a mix of drawing, doodling, writing, dancing, cartooning, focused daydreaming and more.

I designed the Creative Bursts so you never need more than a pen, paper and a few minutes. I want to make it easy for everyone to find creative flow in their lives! (But you can also pull out your paints, crayons, collage materials, etc., and spend as long as you want on these exercises, if you find yourself inspired!)

Many of the Creative Bursts are a bit whimsical, because tapping into our childlike joy helps us go to a truer creative place. And I’ve included some extra goodies at the end.

Click here to download now!

p.s.  I promise to never, ever share your e-mail address, and you can easily unsubscribe from Creative Bursts at any time with one click.

Download Your Free Creative Bursts Workbook!

I’m so excited about the new little e-book I just created, the 7 Days of Creative Bursts Workbook. It’s a week’s worth of fun, 15-minute play breaks to help get your creativity flowing!

The Creative Bursts are different from the exercises I offer on this blog. The vast majority of prompts on this blog focus on writing — while the Creative Bursts include a mix of drawing, doodling, writing, dancing, cartooning, focused daydreaming and more.

I designed the Creative Bursts so you never need more than a pen, paper and a few minutes. I want to make it easy for everyone to find creative flow in their lives! (But you can also pull out your paints, crayons, collage materials, etc., and spend as long as you want on these exercises, if you find yourself inspired.)

Many of the Creative Bursts are a bit whimsical, because tapping into our childlike joy helps us go to a truer creative place. And I’ve included some extra goodies at the end.

I’m also offering free Creative Bursts delivered directly in your inbox twice a week, so you can keep the flow going once you’ve played your way through the workbook.

If you’d like to download your free Creative Bursts Workbook now, click here or on the workbook cover at the top right corner of this blog.

I’d love to hear any questions or comments about the workbook or the Creative Bursts delivered to your inbox!

p.s.  I promise to never, ever share your e-mail address, and you can easily unsubscribe from Creative Bursts at any time with one click.


Download a Free E-Book! Click on the Cover Below for your Creative Bursts Workbook

And get fun 15-minute creativity prompts delivered to your inbox twice a week

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