Sometimes I struggle with being creative, as does probably everyone else. What are some things that you do to help you stay creative? My first response is usually to do automatic writing in the style of the surrealists. I just sit down and write whatever comes to me. Sometimes I cover the screen so I don't try to edit myself. I found this to be effective in coming up with some interesting ideas, phrases and whatnot. It's not perfect though. Another method that I try is the cut-up. I buy cheap books and cut the page in four equal sections. I do this repeatedly and with different books. I then randomly put four parts back together again. Admittingly this sounds quite stupid. It helps to establish some ideas though. The chance element throws out the rational mind for a good amount of time. I don't copy the new configuration that the new page makes, but I do use it for character, scene and tone. When you are feeling stuck or feeling un-creative what do you do to spice it up?