The Clog asks creative people for tips

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The Clog decided to poke its head out of the door of our cozy Northside office to ask people for advice on how to be creative. Although we had mixed results, here are some words of wisdom from some of the people we talked to about fermenting those precious creative juices.

Note: Although this article is satire and we didn’t actually interview any of these people, we do hope some of these tips will help you all.


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“So you want advice on how to be creative? You’ve come to the right place. Lately, I’ve been feeling the rush of creativity overcome my soapy body in the shower. Try thinking in the shower. Warning: pack a towel.”

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“Creativity can only be discovered by looking deep into my eyes.”

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“I like pictures. Look!”

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“This is weird, man. I’m just trying to smile in public.”


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“Who are you again? I’m in a rush — someone chart the chopper to the nearest place I can get a donut hole.”

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“Have you tried bucket hats? They’re pretty creative headwear.”

“Yeah, that should help.”

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“Playing golf clears my head so that I can be creative. But nothing quite helps like retrieving golf balls for other people.”


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“This one time I did peyote I had a really creative thought — like the ones in those Ted Talks.”


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“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.”