How reading a good magazine can help fuel the creative fire
With those well written articles and beautiful pictures, magazines have found a niche in this increasingly overly digitized world of our. Picking up a magazine and paging through it is a novelty that can help inspire the creative processes. You might end up finding your muse in some poignant article, in a stunning pictorial, or even in a full page ad. Open up a magazine, relax, enjoy, and be inspired.
Ironic, I know.
Some guy that you found on the internet telling you that reading a magazine might be a good idea.
But hey, there is room enough in this vast world for all of us.
Like the Sunday Paper, or a nice hardcover book, there is just something novel about picking up a good magazine and flipping through it. Whether they are filled with celebrity gossip, glossy fashion photos, pictures of planets, or insightful articles on world events; a magazine is not only a source of relaxation and entertainment but also a source of revelation and inspiration.
While the digital revolution might be slowly killing off the daily newspaper by making the syndicated press articles more readily available online, it is oftentimes hard (although not impossible) to find writing that is engaging or as insightful online as you may find in a reputable magazine. In order to get people to buy them, instead of merely page through them in the checkout line, magazine editors often find great writers who write engaging stories that make you want to bring them home.
A magazine for everyone
These insightful stories that magazines put out also come in a large variety of topics. No matter what your passion or interest may be, there is probably a magazine out there that caters to you. Whether you love cheese and wine, cooking, or collecting old paperbacks, there is magazine with engaging articles, how to tips, great pictures, and a host of other inspiring things that can help you further explore your interests.
Even the Ads…
Even those glossy, artsy ads that are trying to get you to wear a new perfume or drive a sexy looking car, can be a source of creative inspiration. You might find yourself looking at a futuristic new hybrid car and coming up with an idea for a great science fiction story, or the color of leaves in a fall fashion ad, might inspire you to paint a fall scene of your own.
So next time you need to find your muse, why not try sitting down with one of your favorite magazines and spend part of the day paging through it, examining the pictures and reading the articles. See if this novel act brings about any ideas. Chances are that it will.