Trans4mind Home Page

Creative Writing 'More Quality Work, Faster

Maximization methodologies have long been used in business to produce quantities of quality ideas, faster. Creative writers who want to rapidly produce quantities of quality work should apply these same principles.

a) Waiting for inspiration creates less output than forcing inspiration.
Simply engaging in the task generates ideas. By defining the work process, the author can frame the mind for the coming task and trigger the mind into searching for ideas on multiple cognitive levels. Creative Directors identify a problem and set about finding solutions, thus initiating the creative state. Similarly, screenwriters know that they will come up with good ideas for screenplays while they are working on the present one. Inspiration for projects comes while working on similar projects.

b) Setting incremental targets and final goals produces more output than a 'do your best' approach.
Creative Directors may ask people to generate at least five problem statements a day and come up with at least five ideas to resolve each problem in that same day. At the end of a week, 20 people have generated a solid idea pool that can be analysed. Similarly, writers who set themselves a target of 500 words a day produce more total output after a month than they would if they had not set themselves that target.

By staging the process over a week, the Creative Director i) forces output at regular intervals and ii) allows the problem to incubate in the mind, thus allowing richer insights to generate.

c) Story Structure

Just as in business, where models such as SWOT, PEST, Five Forces and a million others are used to generate ideas for particular circumstances or for particular problems, so stories themselves have such frameworks. Stories are built around templates. The most famous of these is Campbell's (1968) Hero's Journey, around which have been built some of the most successful ever films 'Star Wars, Spiderman, Shrek, The Incredibles and many more. Applying these structures allows the writer to break a task into smaller arts and more precisely define problems and generate better solutions.

The true value of Story Structure is perceived after a few successful uses. It allows i) the creative writer to quickly map out a story from an idea and ii) triggers idea flow because blocks are overcome and competencies learned 'it becomes easier to visualise the idea in the final, fleshed out form.
d) Experience curve, adaptive and generative learning. subliminal and unconscious perception and learning.
Commonly expressed in terms like 'you have to write a million words before you write anything good.' When a task is in the early stages, relative lack of experience, knowledge and refined methodology limits performance to sub-optimal levels. With time these factors improve and productivity increases exponentially. Adaptive and generative learning, subliminal and subconscious perception and learning all help the author to get better at his or her endeavour.

In conclusion, by really understanding and Managing Creativity and Innovation, the Creative Writer is able to produce more quality work, faster.
This topic is covered in depth in the MBA dissertation on Managing Creativity & Innovation, which can be purchased (along with a Creativity and Innovation DIY Audit, Good Idea Generator Software and Power Point Presentation) from

About the Author: Kal Bishop, MBA is a management consultant based in London, UK. He has consulted in the visual media and software industries and for clients such as Toshiba and Transport for London. He has led Improv, creativity and innovation workshops, exhibited artwork in San Francisco, Los Angeles and London and written a number of screenplays. He is a passionate traveller. He can be reached on

From our extensive site, you'll find good info on many topics using this search:

Support your personal development with these popular and effective hypnosis downloads...

  • Public Speaking Fear ~ Banish speaking anxiety and nerves with hypnosis.
  • Motivate Yourself to Exercise ~ Build a powerful exercise habit that you can't break.
  • Get Rid of Fear & Anxiety ~ Stop worry and apprehension wrecking your life.
  • Self Esteem ~ Break the negative trance of low self esteem and give yourself a chance in life.
  • Create Your Own Reality ~ Use the power of your unconscious mind to transform your life.
  • Deeper Self Respect ~ Use hypnosis to connect with your true inner worth.
  • Detach From Fear ~ Tune out nervousness and anxiety with hypnosis.
  • Improving Concentration and Focus ~ Learn how to discipline, direct and command your mind to improve your performance.
  • Exercise Motivation ~ Give you powerful keys to getting back on track with your exercise - and staying there.
  • Overcoming Shyness ~ Provides an invisible security blanket allowing you to develop social ease and overcome shyness.
  • Quick Confidence Booster ~ An audio hypnosis session that's specifically designed to get you (quickly!) back on track.
  • Stop Negative Thoughts ~ Learn powerful hypnotic techniques to stop negative thoughts before they start.
  • Overcoming Procrastination ~ Let hypnosis help you get on with what you need to do, when you need to do it. Let nothing hold you back.
  • Think Thin ~ Use hypnosis to re-train your brain and lose weight naturally... that's how to get and stay slim.
  • Fall Asleep Fast ~ Relearn how to fall asleep fast and enjoy a good night's sleep.
  • The Next Level ~ Designed to radically boost your performance in any field. It's based on a technique used by top athletes and other successful people to help them make a big stride forward.
This is our selection of favorites, but there's a session for every need! Choose from over 800 Hypnosis Downloads...
Search now on an issue that interests or concerns you...

View all the Hypnosis Downloads here

The New Wave in Meditation Technology

Click here to learn more about the iAwake Profound Meditation Program
The iAwake Profound Meditation Program
is a way of enhancing your meditation practice, making meditation not only easier and more enjoyable, but also more efficient and effective.
Profound Meditation provides the smoothest, deepest, richest, most profound meditation experience available anywhere...
Here is a link to a free 20-minute track from iAwake Technologies - a sample of the type of tools that will deepen your meditation immediately and help you quickly become a successful meditator. It's the opening track of iAwake's flagship product, the Profound Meditation Program, called the iAwake Experience...
Learn More and Download the iAwake Experience
We think you'll find this technology a tremendous aid on your transformative journey of becoming your best and most creative self - and you can get started today!
Copyright © 1997-2018 Trans4mind Ltd