Articles need to be creative. Whereas creativity is second nature to some people, it tends to be blocked, at least sometimes, with others. For example, you may want your words to stimulate imagery for the reader. Yet there is an artistic aspect to the process, and if your mind isn’t in a creative mode, it may be difficult to write. But fear not! There are things you can do to help the ideas along… although there are no guarantees. These methods can help get you into the right frame of mind for writing interesting articles using creativity: 1) Create the right atmosphere: Whether you like soft, classical music playing in the background or want to burn incense and listen to chanting, do whatever you need to make yourself comfortable. Music is a great way to set a pace for you to work along to. Some people like to sip a mug of frosty root beer to get their imagination going, others simply take time away from the family and children to sit in their office and think in peace and quiet. 2) Stay relaxed and pause to make a plan: Breathe and take time to sort things out. An overactive, mixed-up mind won’t have room for inspiration and clearing your thoughts first will enable creative juices to flow. If something is causing you to feel stressed, deal with that before trying to write articles. 3) Always write in a diary so anytime you do have an idea you can write it straight down immediately. Don’t worry about what is initiating the thoughts because ideas can come from anywhere: It is how you develop them individually that will be your own. 4) Make an inspiring work space: There is nothing worse than trying to write in a space that is cluttered or stressful to you. Set up an area that will be relaxing so you can focus on nothing else accept being creative. Place objects around your work space that you love to see, smell or whatever else may inspire you to write. Make sure your space is uncluttered and tidy so you can work without worries about things you have to do or the time. 5) Have fun and do something wild and spontaneous to stimulate adrenalin production. In this heightened state, creativity will peak and your imagination will run free. Go away for a while or just do something completely different to your everyday schedule, and you will be surprised at the ideas that come to you. Psst! Remember to keep your diary or journal with you at all times so when you are inspired, you won’t forget your ideas.