If I waited till I felt like writing, I’d never write at all.
To escape criticism–do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Fear and self-doubt are the deadly enemies of creativity. Don’t invite either into your mind.
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In this short excerpt of his sold-out session for the Wheeler Centre, Neil Gaiman addresses the age old question faced by writers everywhere: where do you get your ideas?
For me, inspiration comes from a bunch of places: desperation, deadlines…
A lot of times ideas will turn up when you’re doing something else. And, most of all, ideas come from confluence — they come from two things flowing together. They come, essentially, from daydreaming. And I suspect that’s something every human being does.
Writers tend to train themselves to notice when they’ve had an idea — it’s not that they have any more ideas or get inspired more than anything else; we just notice when it happens a little bit more.