When you need a little help being creative, using guided randomness to help you always works.
The musician Brian Eno, who worked with David Bowie, Roxy Music and invented ambient music created a deck of cards called Oblique Strategies for when they were a bit stuck in the studio.
On each card would be a prompt like "take out more", or "listen from outside".
Grotesque Tables is a similar online version. The Make It Pop Cards are great too.
A bit like Oblique Strategies. Random inspiration but online.
Click on the Special:Random link to get real items to use in your writing. I got "Swarfega" and a Serbian footballer.
Based on Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies, Grotesque Tables is a deck of creative prompt cards that are all anagrams of the Oblique Strategy cards.
Like Oblique Strategies, these cards are a great "game" for making you come up with something creative.
Brilliant article by Eric Tamm which looks at Brian Eno, who was part of Roxy Music, worked with David Bowie and went on to invent functional music, and the whole ambient genre.
Has lots of tips regarding creativity.
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