I came across this at Stumbleupon. I really am starting to love Stumbleupon.
Some (most) of the ways seem obvious, but most of the time, the obvious is what we don’t see. Some are outdated (I mean, who carries a notebook in the age of tablets and smartphones) but are, trust me, effective. Case in point: I find myself able to write and think more creatively if I write it down longhand than if I type it.
Also, I am a huge fan of the balance between innate and deliberate. Creativity, while I believe it to be an innate ability, should also be deliberately honed and channeled for it to be enjoyable and productive.