Ideas in your head.
Ideas on paper.
Asked which one is better for carrying your creativity forward: conjuring and imagining ideas in your mind’s eye, or physically sketching them on paper, it’s a fair bet that we’ll say sketching. Put your ideas on paper. Capture them. Put those representations out there –– physically –– in the world. Grab a pen, a pencil, it doesn’t too much matter, but get those ideas on paper, out there, in the world, not just in your head.
We’ve read this, heard this, been told (and maybe even told ourselves) this many times. But why?
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