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9 ways to stay creative while working in media

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15:30 PM | 14 October 2014
by Csilla Kulcsar
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Creativity is one of the things that defines media nowadays and without it, this industry would be a mere flow of information and events. In the digital era of media, you have to stay focused on your targets and make sure you stand out. Here's some advice you might want to consider in order to keep yourself creative.

1. Get out of bed!

No matter what, get out there and explore the world. You never know what you might come across, a famous person, an incident, a rainbow.

2. Stay positive

You may not succeed from the very first draft of ideas but never lose hope.

3. Write, write and rewrite

Remember, Rome wasn't built in a day. The more you keep at it, the better and more creative you'll become.

4. Read

Literature is always a good source of inspiration: prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction.

5. Start a blog 

It doesn't matter what topics you choose, just get started! Creativity builds up when you feed it with fresh information and blogs are the perfect way of gathering knowledge. 

6. Don't overdo it

Stress can block creativity so take the time to relax every now and then.

7. Be receptive

Staying open to new things can help you find inspiration in people and places you would never usually look.

8. Take photos

Lots of them. They are a good way of remembering details.

9. Visit places

A gallery, museum, stadium; inspiration comes through the smallest things.

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