Creativity Starts with Imitation

Creativity doesn’t just happen overnight. It builds gradually with each and every weird, nonconformist thing you do.

The challenge is setting creativity in motion and then differentiating your work.

ALL GREAT ARTISTS COPY IN THE BEGINNING AS A FORM OF LEARNING.  You may repaint a painting, rebuild an app, write in the style of a author, or replicate a script from a movie.  Practice comes through imitation.  

Once you master the style of another you can start combining and connecting pre-existing ideas and creating your own craft.

If you want to get recognized, your work must stand out and spark conversation.  The ultimate sign of success is when others start copying you.  

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.