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There are plenty of ways to get creative without using a computer. Here are some top tips for developing the ideas you have, or for inspiring new ones:

General:

For Firing out Ideas:

  • Brainstorming

For Making Quick Decisions:

For Mixing Up Ideas:

What is brainstorming?

Brainstorming isn't about sitting around chewing the end off a pencil trying to think of ideas. It's a structured way of coming up with loads of ideas in a short amount of time. It can be done alone or in groups. The aim is to generate ideas or solutions, and to explore different possibilities.

Brainstorming rules:

  • Set yourself a goal BEFORE you start brainstorming. For example, you might need to come up with an idea for a story, find a solution to your budget problem, or explore ways to stage a dance performance.
  • Always have a pen and paper to write down your ideas.
  • Write down every idea that pops into you head no matter how silly it seems (ideas that first seem silly may prove to be very good or may lead to other ideas).

Techniques

There are many different brainstorming techniques you can use but the trick is to find the one that suits your goal.

This technique is good for generating ideas and exploring possibilities: Fruit machine

This technique is good for solving problems and working through ideas: Topsy-turvy

So, get those brains storming! Good luck!

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