I don’t have an overly busy life, but busy enough that when I have a few hours to write I need to make sure that’s what I’m doing. The problem with this is there is a big difference between enthused/inspired writing and simply putting words onto paper. Usually ends up being the difference between a couple of rewrites vs a couple dozen rewrites. So the trick is finding something that will bring out my creative side as quickly as possible.
In my nearly 30 years of life I have found that movie trailers are typically better then the movie itself. Great trailers not only give you an idea of what the movie is about but encapsulates the emotion of the movie in about 2 minutes vs a 1-2 hour movie. So you get more emotion in a short period of time. Indie movie trailers are also good because the premise of the movie can be so “nontraditional” that it seems to open my mind to new possibilities. Below are a couple of movie trailers that have lately helped kick start my writing.
What about yourselves? What do you use to kick start your creativity?