The creative process often defies explanation. For some, it seems to come naturally. For others, it’s a process that requires a great deal of thinking and tinkering.
An Idea Machine
I envy those among us who can produce ideas at the snap of a finger. And if you ask them how they do it, very few would admit to relying on an actual process for creativity.
For example, a friend of mine, an art director […]
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The most difficult obstacle in writing novels with historical settings is a 21st century frame-of-reference ranks.
Unlike stories featuring contemporary backdrops, writers of historical fiction aren’t able to rely on common knowledge.
Blend of Research and Imagination
As a result, a tremendous amount of research is required , especially for stories that reflect actual specific events.
But research is no substitute for imagination.
Good stories–regardless of genre–bubble up from the imagination. Before the bubbling part, […]
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