Re: How do you stay creative
3, Try freewriting; 12, Be open; 10, Know your roots; 24, Break rules; 27, Read a page of the dictionary.
These stood out to me as things I do which help with my storytelling - the freewriting or internet livewriting is wonderful for sparking thoughts. Being open to the surroundings and asking questions are where my stories come from. Knowing my roots and understanding my place in the universe helps to subvert it. And I am very greatful for my dictionary/thesaurus reading habits as a child. Reading baby name books as well has given me an edge. Studying archaeology helps with structure.
Number one thing for me though is asking what ifs about everything.