Doodle your way to a story
Doodling has a unique way of affecting how we process information and work out problems, says Sunni Brown, who teaches people how to do strategic doodling. It literally improves our creative thinking.
I find when I push too hard to come up with an idea or direction for my stories, the harder it is to find a creative solution. When it comes to getting a draft of a story down on the page, doodling can help you relax and have fun. It’s a helpful distraction — a way of playing, doing something to get into the non-analytical mode of creating that allows your wild ideas to swirl around.
To make it easy to doodle, I like to keep a sketch pad on my desk and in my writing to-go bag in case I start getting too analytical about my writing.
For more insights about doodling from artist Judy Clement Wall, read her post, 10 Things doodling has taught me about the creative process.
Watch Sunni Brown’s Ted Talk about doodling for more fun facts about doodling, including definitions for the word.