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More on creativity from John Cleese (two decades later)

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Edited by Jonathan Vernon, Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012, 21:12

John Cleese on Creativity

... and the importance of the unconscious.

  • Sleeping on it.
  • Writing it out a second time having lost the original.
  • The danger of interuption
  • We do not get our ideas from our laptops.
  • Create boundaries of space (to avoid interuptions)
  • Create time


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I've always wondered where writers get their ideas from. Do ideas just pop into there heads, or is something else going on? It's interesting. Oh well back to Maths for me!

unconcious reflection

When I was young I loved the zany world of Monty Python series and films. I was watching Faulty Towers last night and it is still as funny the third or fourth time round as it was the first time I saw it. It’s interesting John talk’s about unconscious reflection and his best work is done after a good night’s sleep I’ll have to try that  next time I’m stuck for an idea on my next TMA.