>>179925>How does one become creative?
It might sound a bit esoterical, but for alchemists, there are two complementary processes called solve and coagula.
Solve is analysis: the deconstruction of things to understand how they work. Surround yourself with works of the artform you wish to create. If you want to make music, you have to explore music first. Same goes with writing, or visual arts. Anything starts with research. That is how you get inspiration. "Good artists copy, great artists steal." according to Picasso.
Coagula is synthesis: after deconstructing, it's time to put everything back together. Use the knowledge and influence of others and apply it to your own art.
I actually am taking a lot of this from Alan Moore, who I admire greatly. That video is the most important thing I have ever watched. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1qACd0wHd0