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I make stuff up (am I Creative?)

My wife says I’m full of it, and she’s probably right.

Yes, it’s true. I really do make stuff up. I string words together to enhance my story; hyperbole. The stuff I make up is often quite believable by the general public, so much so that I can sometimes build upon the intitial stuff I made up by adding more made up stuff.

Isn’t that what creatives are supposed to do? I’m pretty sure it is, what I’m a little unclear about is whether or not I’m a creative. Creative: adjective, relating to or involving the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work. I consider my hyperbole to be artistic work. Some might disagree, my wife for example, “You’re full of it,” she’ll say upon hearing some of my made up stuff.

I don’t see myself as a creative type, but I suppose I could be one. I wrote an original song that my band plays at gigs, and I’m working on a couple more. I wrote a bunch of original gardening articles for a newspaper and put them in a book, it’s full of original ideas for gardeners.

I’m doing something relating to or involving my imagination just about all the time. But the sparks seem to really fly whenever I’m playing or listening to music, or outdoors with camera in hand. Music and photography; I use them both to produce my artistic works, with a little hyperbole tossed in for good measure. I guess you could say I’m full of it, so perhaps I am a Creative. I’d wager that all Creatives are full of it.

It’s actually not all that bad to be full of it, but you should also know how to make stuff up so that folks can see that you are a true Creative. And don’t forget the creative use of hyperbole, it plays well with your imagination.

I didn’t create the subject, but I did create the composition

By TC Conner

Freelance writer/photographer, musician, husband and father.

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