Where does genius reside? Is it learned, or innate? Or does it come from some external force? Elizabeth Gilbert, author of “Eat, Pray, Love” explores in a TED conference the idea that genius is outside the individual. Therefore, rather than seek inspiration internally, the artist should try calling his or her muse. This ancient idea … Continue reading Where do ideas come from?
Are you stuck for ideas for your scenes and stories? Want a tool to help you start now, with no thinking required? Want to instantly find a character, activity, situation and sense of urgency? This might be the tool for you! In my opinion it is the best improv and writing tool ever. I found … Continue reading The best improv and writing tool ever
Are you looking for ways to gather ideas in meetings successfully? Have you ever held a meeting to generate ideas that didn’t get you anywhere? Often, we leap into harvesting ideas without planning how. The truth is that most people are desk-based, and are mostly functioning from their analytical left brains, rather than their inspired, … Continue reading How to run a meeting about ideas
Do you often have to describe ideas to others? Do you ever have to sell your vision to someone? Here are some tips for explaining a new vision, or abstract idea to somebody for the first time. This is by no means an easy thing to do. How do you let someone else see what is … Continue reading How to describe your ideas
Want a toolkit for your ideas? Over the next few weeks I will be uploading .pdfs of my favourite creative thinking games and exercises. I have organised my collection of games into four categories: freeing the imagination, generating ideas, evaluating ideas, and clarifying ideas. Hopefully this will enable you to find the right creative game … Continue reading Creative thinking games and exercises 1 – freeing the imagination