Quote of the week : Valuable formula

If you ask me why I am willing to give away the valuable formula of this discovery I will confide to you that experience has taught me two things about it: First, the formula is so simple to state that few who hear it really believe in it.

Second, while simple to state, it actually requires the hardest kind of intellectual work to follow, so that not all who accept it use it.

–  A Technique for Producing Ideas by by James Young

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Letters of Note: C. S. Lewis on Writing

2. Always prefer the plain direct word to the long, vague one. Don’t implement promises, but keep them.

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Source : Letter of Note

Top artists reveal how to find creative inspiration

Routine is really important. However late you went to bed the night before, or however much you had to drink, get up at the same time each day and get on with it. When I was composing [the opera] Anna Nicole, I was up at 5 or 6am, and worked through until lunch. The afternoon is the worst time for creativity.

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Source : The Guardian