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4 Top Tips for a Winning Creative Space

As an author, I can honestly say that having a dedicated space for creativity to flow and inspiration to thrive is invaluable. It may seem difficult to find somewhere that is conducive to creativity, but let's look at some of the simple things you could consider.

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As you'll see, you don't necessarily need to create a special space from scratch - sometimes it's about making adjustments and remembering that creativity is a state of mind . . .


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Now, we can't underestimate the importance of comfort, right? Especially when it comes to being productive. Some people might need to get out of their comfort zone, but others need to be in the right frame of mind in order to write / paint / create for hours on end. I always think that comfort is critical, and having a cosy (but not too cosy) temperature can be central to that. When sorting your creative space, you may want to consider a provider like Radiator Village, as they can offer a number of different styles of radiator that can blend seamlessly into the background, meaning that all you need to do is pay attention to making your masterpiece.

The Ideal Spot

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Don't worry if space is a problem because you don't need to set up a whole new room. In fact, it may be that all you need to do is find a quiet corner of your living room or even a cosy nook by a window. When I'm writing, I actually sit at my bedroom window and look out onto a beautiful Devon seascape (yes, I am very lucky!). In my experience, I'd say that a window is an ideal creative spot, but only if you're certain you won't be too distracted by what's going on outside. I know that writers often say that the process of writing is 1% perspiration and 99% procrastination, and I can corroborate this is true at times! All the more reason to get your creative space right for you.

Chaos or Not?

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Do you thrive in chaos? Do you prefer a minimalist setting? Some creative types work best when they feel that there is an almighty pressure, and a cluttered environment can contribute to this. This is especially true if you're trying to plot out a story, as I often am. If you've got a wall full of post-it notes that somewhat resembles you mapping out a serial killer's next move, you will know what I'm talking about! Others need to keep it simple. Depending on your learning style, as well as how you feel, your space might embody organised or disorganised methods. It doesn't really matter because it's all about what works for you!

Quiet and Privacy

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Sometimes as a parent, you really need to carve out time to create and this will mean ensuring that you can set up in a quiet area or at least give yourself the illusion of quietude. If you live in a house with a lot of foot traffic, getting some good quality headphones and finding the right YouTube playlists that offer white noise, brown noise, and other natural sounds can be all you need to get into creative mode. Honestly, this an be a lifesaver if you have creative pursuits - or even if you don't!

A well-crafted, artistic space is definitely more than just a physical location. It's a sanctuary to help you harness your creative spirit when it strikes. However it looks and whatever you come up with, I've got faith you can absolutely create something that empowers you to put out your best work. Good luck!

Go well,



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