What is an Interruption?
The interrupt is an exercise where you use a pattern interrupting prompt to move your work from IDEA to ACTION.
This is your challenge to DO something differently. We issue a short creative challenge to allow you to experiment with changing your state. You can do an interrupt anytime you feel like a boost or you use one anytime time when you feel stuck and need inspiration to move your project from idea to action.
We do the each interrupt ourselves and we share how it worked for us. You can find our results in the show notes for each episode.
Take a photo of an object or space and de-contextualize it. Options including unusual framing and cropping and any other creative idea you come up with to change the audience’s perception.
List ten things you could sell within the next year (yep – entrepreneur-y stuff).
Write a short story about your first kiss.
Make a creative list: 10 Ideas for a concept restaurant.
Draw a treasure map that has meaning. Do it quick and have fun.
Write a “poem” in the form of a letter.
Draw a story from your childhood prior to the age of ten.
If you could have lunch with anyone (alive, dead or fictional) who would that be and why. Write for five minutes about your lunch.
Make a self portrait in five minutes. Use photography or drawing. You must embody a specific emotion. Then ship it.
Write a story about a scar (physical scar) in exactly ten sentences.
Use a camera to take a photo upside down. Hold the camera upside down, or be upside down while you take the picture. The image should be displayed in a upside down orientation.
Look at the most recent 20 photographs on your phone. Pick one and write a story about in four minutes.
For the next five minutes (five minutes only), write about a secret. You do not have to expose your secret but you will write about how you feel about your secret or how your secret makes you feel.
Pick an object in your house. While looking only at the object, put a pen to paper and draw the object without lifting your pen from the paper.