For some reason we associate creativity, not just in writing, with the ability to think outrageously and quickly on the spot.
How we perceive creativity limits whether we actually do become creative in our writing.
If you want to become a great writer and you think a great writer as someone who can write a lot of articles, then you'll work towards writing a lot of articles.
If a basketball player wants to be great at this chosen sport and he thinks a great basketball player is someone who scores thirty points a game, then he'll try to score thirty points a game.
Your views affect how you act.
If they are limiting, you're obviously going to be limited.
How you see creativity is often going to put up mental blockages that limit your creativity.
Hopefully I've expanded your views as to what creativity skills actually are.
Now I'm going to give you some ideas for capturing this "impulsiveness" I explained about at the start.
This advice I give you will be no surprise to you, but hopefully my perspective and experience will change your mind about the technique and encourage you to begin using it for improving your creative writing skills.
All this technique is about is writing down your ideas.
From my experiences, I hear people going on about writing thoughts down on a notepad and I think to myself, "I'm not carry around a notepad, how damn geeky" or "it's just another thing to lug around".
I used to feel it as more of a liability than an asset.
Now, I have ideas for writing that pop into my head more then ever.
I simply and quickly whack them down on paper.
When writing I do not come up with the ideas in a single session.
I don't sit down and say, "Right now, I'm going to come up with an idea about helping people with depression".
Carrying a notepad works whether you like it or not, but I like to write on scrap paper with a nearby pen.
I do however risk not having the resources available, but they have always been available.
My ideas come to me when I'm washing my hands, or when I'm at work.
This is because I'm immersed in my passion.
I'm always thinking about the subjects I love.
It is when I am daydreaming about my passion that creativity hit me hard.
Events may spark ideas into you.
For example, on a television show I might see people arguing.
I begin to wander off in my mind and ask myself: "Why are they arguing? What could be done to stop this?" Then wham.
A solution I have never thought of hits me.
You need to capture the impulsiveness we see in creativity and begin to write it down on paper.
Have a passion and let this explode your ideas.
Don't let your creativity go to waste.
Start capturing your impulsive ideas on paper.
Use this simple, overlooked idea to improve your creative communication and writing skills.
About the author: Joshua Uebergang is a communication skills expert who teaches people effective nonverbal and verbal communication skills at TowerOfPower.com.au