Creative writing need not be the exclusive domain of a selected few. With some practice and effort everyone of us can come up with creative expressions. Creative writing is not just about expressing new ideas. It can also be about expressing an idea in a new way.
The best people to learn creativity from are children. Children in general have high creativity. The problem is we adults fail to notice it and nurture it. Children are creative because they have no inhibition and preconceived notions of any idea. They just allow their thoughts to be free and express themselves. As they grow, the social conditioning and the stereotypical expectation of the adult world stifles their creativity and freedom of thinking.
Just read below an example to understand the ability of children and how it can inspire we adults to be creative:
A father and his son were on a vacation trip to US and were walking along the streets of New York.
A blind man was begging at a junction, with a board written
“I’m blind. Help me.”
The boy wondering about the beauty of New York saw that man and pointing his finger at the beggar said “How nice this place is? But he cannot see it.”
The dad struck by the boy’s expression, took that board and wrote:
“Today is a beautiful day, but I can’t see it.”
The lesson is creativity can come from simple ideas. Always encourage your children to express their ideas.
So, Next time you are out with your family and see anything like that, do not miss out the opportunity to engage your children in coming up with creative expressions.
Try with your children and see if you can come up with creative replacements for standard ones such as:
- Do not trespass
- Beware of Dogs
- Do not disturb me
- No sUccess without U
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