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20 Ways to Boost Your Creativity
1. Create something every day. If there’s one secret to productivity, this is it. It’s not sexy or exciting, but the bottom line is that creative masterpieces aren’t built overnight. They take time and dedication, and you will only make real progress if you work every day. If you haven’t formed a daily habit of creativity yet, start today. It takes about a month if you’re serious about it, and then it becomes second nature and you’ll never look back.
2. Value progress over perfection. Productive and perfect are not synonyms. Which would you rather be?
3. Accept that what you create won’t be perfect and create it anyway. Perfect is the enemy of good. If you give yourself permission to just create, chances are you’ll create something pretty darn good—at least some of the time. But you have to give yourself a chance.
4. Make a mess. Perfectionism is neat, but progress is messy. You can get organized later, b
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PE: Procrastination and Creativity
 Procrastination and Creativity

"You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
What mood is that?
Last-minute panic."


Bill Watterson

You are well-aware of the importance of this project, in fact you can't wait to get to it! Too bad you promised your friends to go for a drink, and then there's that movie. Also, your productivity is at its strongest at Midnight, first Tuesday after the Full Moon, starting earlier would be a waste of time. Make sure you are well-rested! After all, is there a better way to prepare yourself for a productive tomorrow than an enjoyable today? Relax
 Your diagnosis: Procrastination positive. Devilish

"Someday is not a day of the week."
Janet Dailey
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.:Creating A Character Reference Sheet:.
A bullet pointed list of things to consider when composing • Personal struggle: It’s kind of obvious that my art and style have improved and changed in the bit over a year that I have been making reference sheets and that I could compose more elaborate digital references for my characters, but I prefer constancy in this particular instance. a character reference sheet.
• The name of your character should always be listed somewhere, whether it’s in the title of the piece or on the image itself.
• The entire idea of the reference sheet is to show who your character is. It makes more sense to do a standard standing pose that shows us their whole body rather than a complicated sitting or action pose that may cover up their outfit or make it look confusing to those who do not know it. Reference sheets should be full body, showing as much of the character design as possible.
• I don’t think it’s absolutely necessary to include extras such as po
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.:OC Bio Creation Tips:.
~Valuable Character Bio Creation Advice And Information~
• NONO: The BIGGEST nono for bios is putting something like “unknown” or “N/A” in a bio category of a character. First of all, why did you even include that category in your bio just to pass it up? It’s an eyeroll for a serious writer to see these things in bios. Even if the character or other characters don't know their name or even their age or parents, it should ALWAYS be listed in the bio. These are things that everyone has (unless they are a robot).
• CATEGORIES: I have included a blank bio form with all the categories I find to be necessary when explaining an in depth well rounded character. It’s okay to maybe get rid of some categories for simplicity’s sake but some are obviously necessary. On the other end of things, don't add too much! Bios with too many categories are just as obnoxious to fill out as they are for other people to read!! You want to have a bio form tha
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Abandoning Preciousness
The most important thing about creating art is to create. If you want to be at ease with creativity, you have to immerse yourself in it, and do a little bit every day. Even if that little bit is only to take five minutes while waiting for the bus to come and do a gesture drawing of a man reading his book across the street from you. Or to take the moment to scribble down a thumbnail rough sketch of a concept that occurs to you. Do a little bit each day. Train your brain to think visually.
It can be difficult at first, accustoming yourself to make this small bit of time, because you’ll think:
“I don’t have enough time for it.”
“Art is hard!”
“I’m not good enough yet for that piece I’ve always wanted to do.”
or
“I’m stuck. Artist’ block.”
These are all excuses. Yes art IS hard. Yes, you might not be good enough yet to do that masterwork that you’ve been dreaming of, but let me le
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Artist, Looking Backwards
Hidden treasures
Age-old pleasures.
Things that last
Scooped from my past.
Paltry, yet so vast...
Fleeting glances,
Old romances.
Long-gone beauty
Now, my booty…
Some still unsurpassed.
Drew this, did I?
Really can’t deny
I had skill.
I’m at it, still.
With my brushes grasped.
Another year gone.
Yet I work on.
Monsters, Photos
Still, I do those.
Seems my part is cast.
Paints might splatter--
Make it matter.
Draw it, share it.
I still care, it
Has gone by so fast…
Grim persistence
My existence
Leaves its traces
Art, skill graces
Life that’s held tight-clasped.
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Over 100 Questions To Develop Your OC Group!
Who is the…
---Most obsessive
---Most safe/secure
---Most protective
---Most defensive
---Most humble
---One with the most fear
---Most manipulative/deceptive
---One who travels the most
---Most motivated/driven/passionate
---Best planner/most organized
---Most bossy/controlling
---One who hates school most
---Most likely to succeed
---Best with time management
---Biggest blessing to others
---Closest with their family
---Glue who holds the group together
---Most embarrassing to have around
---One with the worst memory
---One most invested in their friends
---One who takes the best care of their body
---Most fussy/sporadic
---Most athletic/sportsy
---One who can never sit still
---Most hopeful in any situation
---Most desperate in general
---Hardest to notice or remember
---Fastest on their feet
---One who weighs the most
---Most likely to give up
---Hardest worker
---Most likely to betray
---Most gentle and docile
---Most faithful to people/duties/principles
---Biggest cheater/l
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PE: 9 tips to be more creative
Creativity isn't just an artist's concern. Creativity is about using your imagination in every endeavor. Believe it or not, you are a creative person already. However, these tips might inspire you to get the best of what you already have.
1. GET OUTSIDE
 
This comes as a very first tip for a reason. Whether it's outside your house or outside your mind, changing your perspective will help the ideas flow.
2. DRINK ENOUGH WATER
Your brain functions much better when well-hydrated. Symptoms of mild dehydration include tiredness, headache, muscle weakness, and dizziness - these are certainly not going to help you to think straight.
3. EXERCISE
Exercise produces endorphins that might as well be responsible for your next brilliant idea.
4. DAYDREAM
Dreaming is very important, inside a dream nothing is impossible. Use that to your advantage.
5. STOP WATCHING TELEVISION
Or better yet, get rid of the damn thing. TV is a mind-killer. Turn it off. Even if th
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.:Things Every OC Bio Should Include:.
~Basic Bio Breakdown~
NAME: You should provide the character’s full name, even if it’s not what they go by. If they go by something else, include it in the same category like so: Joshua “Josh” Nickelson.
AGE: If your character is in a timeline where it’s simple enough just to list one age or a range of ages for them, then by all means, please do so. If you have a long, complicated series or a lot of time that passes in your book, show a birth year for your character instead—something we can measure things to.
APPEARANCE: This should contain everything there is to know about your character visually without describing every single detail of their outfit. Give us a general idea and try to describe their style instead of a specific outfit. Unless they are in, like, the same significant uniform for an entire story. Describe their skin color, hair color, hair style, hair length, eye color, height, weight, body type and build, style choice, and markings if
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.:Create Your Own SPECIES Bio Template:.
If you’re dabbling in the genres of supernatural, paranormal, fantasy, science fiction, and horror, you’re probably going to want to make at least one of your own species eventually. And that’s why I made this short and concise form for you to fill out! This form is free to use but only for those who give credit to me.
Species name:
Outward distinguishable feature of species:
Any notable habits/tendencies:
Any enhanced or extra powers or abilities:
Describe how they discover, train, and harness their abilities:
Various strengths and skills of the species overall:
Various weaknesses and detriments of the species overall:
Any mentionable known conflicts with current environment:
Describe how they interact with other species:
Elaborate on any social or power hierarchy within the species:
Describe any kind of cultural facts and norms regarding the species:
Briefly describe any notable life cycle or life span facts:
Describe a brief history of the species generally:
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