by Marinus Jan Marijs
The creative process is the production of something new or something imaginative. It is different from intuition, which is direct knowing, but does not necessarily imply the novel production of something. As such inspiration is more a synonym for the creative process than intuition. The creative process happens suddenly, is not the result of conscious effort, and many creative people speak of an outside force that guides them. In many ways it seems as a process in which there is an extra sensory communication with a kosmic background.