I love finding new research on creativity and creative thinking! There’s so much out there to know and I want to make sure to share it with you.

This latest from Scientific America suggests that we can be more creative when we’re tired. That might lend well to the whole idea of things like the National Novel in a Month, when writers take the month of November to write 50,000 words. Many of those writers are full-time workers and end up writing into the night or early morning, losing some sleep along the way.

But how does this help you? Working on that novel or short story? Schedule an early morning or late night, at a time you know you’ll be a little tired, and start writing. Give yourself a writing sprint for 5 or 10 minutes and go from there.

Did you try this? How did it work for you? I’d love to know! Please comment or email with your input!

Have a great creative writing day!