Working Through The Clichés

July 27, 2010 · 9 comments

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Mari July 27, 2010 at 11:37 am

First thoughts may have spawned the cliché “great minds think alike.” One’s ability to stick with idea generation, to think beyond what’s typical, can be the key to a profound vision. But this, too, is a generalization. Always and never cannot be attributed to the value of creativity, but I do believe that genius can be found in the most simple solutions. Thanks for causing me to acknowledge this today, Hal.

Hal Brown July 27, 2010 at 2:33 pm

I love the way you always add insight to the idea(s) here. Thanks Mari.

Kissie July 27, 2010 at 1:36 pm

“detritus” Really? Really, Hal? Another “word of the day” for me? I’ll tell you this … if you’re endeavoring to send me to the dictionary from time to time, you’ve succeeded!

Your advice is stimulating … I just don’t know what I’d like to create (yet). I thank you for the introduction to George Polti. But, Amazon didn’t let me see enough inside. :-(
Kissie´s last blog ..KEEPERS

Hal Brown July 27, 2010 at 2:34 pm

We all can learn from each other, if we keep an open mind. Thanks Kissie.

Jonathan Elliot July 29, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Hal, thanks so much for reminding me of what’s true. When I started writing I felt like I would struggle to say anything on my topic. Now I have a list of topics and notes *this* long. It’s exciting. What you’ve reminded me here is to up my quality, I love alternative ways of looking at creativity.

Many thanks

Jonathan from Spritzophrenia :)

Hal Brown July 30, 2010 at 6:48 am

Thanks and good luck Jonathan. :)

Mark Dykeman August 2, 2010 at 2:19 pm

I once read that every writer has at least 100,000 words of utter crap to write before they start to write some good stuff.

Or was it 100,000 page? God, I hope not.

At any rate, your post reminded me of that saying. Good stuff.
Mark Dykeman´s last blog ..Does your brain engage immediately or need to warm up

Hal Brown August 2, 2010 at 2:32 pm

In his book “Outliers” Malcolm Gladwell repeatedly mentions the “10,000-Hour Rule”, claiming that the key to success in any field is, to a large extent, a matter of practicing a specific task for a total of around 10,000 hours.
Good book by the way.
Thanks for the comment.

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