It’s strange how the creative process works. How the brain opens up while searching for the solutions and includes and uses every piece of reality that comes by.
So, I was in a beautiful village of Topolovo, almost deserted at this time of the year. Nice people of Postaja Topolove (thank you Miha and Donatella!) invited me for a week, to have place and time for writing.
And I wrote, and wrote and … got stuck. The hero needed somebody at this point, somebody who would…
Suddenly I heard a soft whine and turned around.
Ah, the dog!
So, the hero and his dog are…
The dog in the fiction got into the trouble, while the real dog got some salami and returned every morning for another slice.
Somebody up there in Topolovo misses me.
Nonfiction book about writers and creativity.
What is the difference between an idea and inspiration?
And between an improver and a creator?
Is alcohol a requisite for creating? What about the drugs? Mental illness?
An endless number of books have been written about creativity. It has been dealt with by scientists, but all they could do was observe and record, without sharing the experience of artistic inspiration itself. Artists, on the other hand, love telling all sorts for things but do not dare analyze their own creative process: what if doing so meant destroying it?