Creative head rush can be defined as:
A moment of intense creativity for a writer.
A creative head rush can result in:
- One whopper of a new story idea. Or
- Multiple amazing story ideas
A creative head rush can feel intense if:
- You have been experiencing a writing dry patch. Creative ideas are a bit like buses, you wait ages for one to come along and then three come along at once.
- You have eaten too much cheese.
- You have drank too much coffee.
Here are the symptoms:
- Rapid eye movement.
- Onset of facial twitching – your creativity levels are high.
- Trembling of limbs – severity depends on new idea potential and the likelihood of it turning into a future best seller and block buster film.
- Deep breaths.
- Muttering increases. Can be overheard saying things like “oh my goodness where did that idea come from?” and “I need to sit down as this is serious stuff!”
- Scratching of head or in extreme cases hands messing up hair.
- Crying out ‘aghhhhhh’ – sometimes idea overload can get too much for a writer.
- Look like your have seen a ghost – wide eyes and open mouth.
- Scrabbling for notebook or till receipt to write new idea down quick.
- No use to anyone for a good minutes.
Be careful out there writers! These creative head rushes can happen at the most inconvenient moments so take care of yourself.
In the event of a creative head rush, get to a safe place, have a sugary drink and sit or lie down for a bit.
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