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The work is continuing in the background, building the Creativist Club for all those who are interested in learning more about how to apply the creative process to everything in life: money, friends, work, home. With the aid of the wonderful Pixbee Design, the Club will launch in September and the first fifty people to register will get free lifetime admission. I’ll be sending an email to subscribers as soon as it’s ready to rock,  so if you’d like to be part of it, sign up here to know when the starting gun has been fired. I also wanted to…

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Who Needs Your Opinion.

Screenwriter William Goldman famously said of Hollywood: ‘Nobody knows anything’. The same is true of writing, as these judgements  of writers by writers below go to show. Leo Tolstoy on William Shakespeare: “Crude, immoral, vulgar and senseless.” William Faulkner on Mark Twain: “A hack writer who would not have been considered fourth rate in Europe, who tried out a few of the old proven ‘sure-fire’ literary skeletons with sufficient local colour to intrige the superficial and the lazy.” Willam Makepeace Thackeray on Jonathan Swift: “A monster gibbering shrieks, and Read More

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Tolstoy's Answer.

It’s short story time. This one’s by Leo Tolstoy, the writer every aspiring novelist should read. Daily, if possible. It’s called: ‘Three Questions’ and some of you may know it as it’s rather famous. Tolstoy’s answer to the questions is a key principle of creative intelligence. It’s not too long. Make a cuppa when you have five minutes and enjoy! One day it occurred to a certain emperor that if he only knew the answers to three questions, he would never stray in any matter: Read More

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