Creativity, touch and feel

I wrote recently about how tablets and mobile phones were far more than mere consumption devices. Today, I’d like to share an example of exactly what I mean. One of the things I have always loved about writing… Read More

Consumption devices or creativity machines?

Mobile phones and tablets tend to be regarded as consumption devices. This is factually incorrect. Seth Godin has it wrong. The device is simply a tool It’s the device’s owner who decides whether to use the technology to… Read More

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…. Read More

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

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… Read More

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… Read More

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,… Read More

Stephen King on inspiration

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

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.