Creative Lending

For those who are writers and use words to compose thoughts, they often discover that this skill lends itself very well to creativity overall, regardless of the topic, subject or industry. In fact, there are now “creativity generators” or innovation software, that chooses random words and strings them together, and as you read them you are forced to merge definitions and come up with ideas for these new phrases or compound words that pop-up.

One experiment I did was to take a collection of words from every letter of the alphabet. Then I would combined these words together into titles of articles. Then I would use my creative mind to think of a new invention, or concept that could correspond to the new title of the article that was written at the top of the page.

At first, I combined words that started with an “A” with other words is started with an “A” and occasionally, I would put in a word that started with a “B” and when I ran out of words and combinations to start with As and Bs, I would add in a word to start with a “C” and so on. It was amazing how many combination phrases I came up with and how many new ideas that it spawned.

Indeed, I must have written 500 to 1000 articles using this method. As a matter of fact, I came up with so many new concepts I got bored of doing the project. What I’m trying to tell you is that there is a verbal advantage to having a strong vocabulary in the creative and innovative space. So please consider this.