Harvard Professor of Psychology Ellen Langer comments:
“When we live our lives mindlessly, we don’t see, hear, taste, or experience much of what might turn lives verging on boredom into lives that are rich and exciting. We are essentially ‘not there’ to notice much of the world around us…
“Beginning an artistic activity is one way to help us..."
Creative people and writers about the creative process often say creative work is a way to release or make use of inner chaos; what is this turmoil?
"The very impulse to write, I think, springs from an inner chaos crying for order, for meaning, and that meaning must be discovered in the process of writing or the work lies dead as it is finished." Arthur Miller
Ocean Robbins and his father John are examples of transformational authors, and give tips on writing and developing creativity.
“Then for ten minutes, write stream of consciousness style, without letting your pen leave the paper except to move to a new letter, on the topic you selected. Don’t censor, don’t edit, and don’t stop..."
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