When pen and paper stop there is still lots of creative work that can be done.
Try the verbal made up story or character profiles if you spot a likely candidate whilst out driving etc, A veral letter of complaint to the council if you spot roadworks but no roadworkers, a newspaper report on the roaming dog that could cause an accident etc.
There is potential in a lot of our daily routine for creativity to be expressed.
This verbal practice works well and is very informal. Especially if you try too - it will surprise you how much better theirs are to yours!