Category: Creative Thinking

Don’t think about making art

“Don’t think about making art. Just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they’re deciding, make even more art.” – Andy Warhol

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Creativity: Do it now!

If you want to be more creative, more often, this quote from Stephen King is a great starting point: “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work!” Be your own muse Don’t wait for creativity to appear… command it to appear. Decide that it’s time to […]

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Audio: Dylan Thomas in New York

Here is a superb audio presentation by the BBC, covering Dylan Thomas in New York. It was a very different setting for the Welsh genius. Listen to the sounds of Thomas’ New York and hear the great poet himself, read from Under Milk Wood, in this 4 and a half minute piece. Thanks to the […]

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Creativity and the tools we use

I’ve visited the room where Dylan Thomas did much of his writing and also the tiny shed where Roald Dahl wrote. Something that struck me about these amazing writers, was how extremely typical their surroundings were. Nothing fancy. Just a space to create, where they could think and work. The mechanics are secondary Often, we […]

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Find your shipping recipe

An early morning, with a notebook and some coffee or green tea. That’s what does it for me. That’s the recipe to get my mind flowing with ideas and for those ideas to get shipped. In my case, shipped means written up for my readers. I get ideas all day, but I have found that […]

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Stephen King on inspiration

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” — Stephen King.

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Be human before being an artist

“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live. Be a man before being an artist!” — Auguste Rodin.

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A cure for writer’s block

People often ask me for advice on how to cure writer’s block. They note that I write extremely regularly and want to know my secret. Whilst there is no secret, I can tell you how I have avoided writer’s block for the past 25 years, with 100% success. Here’s how it works. A typical writer’s […]

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