I taught my film class a little about genres yesterday. Genres are really helpful for the creative process because the create a space into which you can fill in the colors or rearrange the elements.
Creativity is much easier when you have limitations. Shelley and I are working on a creativity podcast and we have one interview in the can. The writer we talked to always equates creativity to problem-solving and when you have limitations it’s much easier to identify the problem you have to solve.
If you have infinite choice, choice is impossible. A huge blank canvass is intimidating. Start small. Paint a corner. Solve little problems.