Animation, music, business, poetry and utter nonsense…
How do I come up with a new Joe’s Dump post most every Monday?
Whenever I have an idea for Joe’s Dump, I jot down a short title and a few notes in a Google doc. These are the “Seeds” on my farm.
I use a Google doc because it lets me edit my ideas on my phone, tablet or computer. When the muse inspires, I’m ready.
Next, I cultivate the Seeds by choosing a promising one and giving it my time and focus. This is like sunlight and water. The promising Seeds then grow into mature Plants, ready for posting to the blog!
Of course, along the way, some weeding must also be done. Not all ideas will bear fruit.
Once I’ve posted the finished crop, it’s moved to another Google doc for archive.
Here are just a few samples from my current batch of Seeds (who knows which will grow?):
- A rap song about Jimmy Durante
- Fake movie trailers
- A noir novella set in Cleveland
- Poetry for pets
- Designs for a personal hovercraft
- Learning Tuvan throat-singing
If you’ve got the time and inclination, maybe you can start your own Creativity Farm!
What do you do to keep your creativity flowing?
All content written and voiced by Joe J Thomas online at: JoeActor.com