Category Archives: Technique

Notes on the “how to” of writing.

Chaos is our friend

One of the things I’ve been pondering is how best to include creativity theory in my postings here. It’s easy enough, of course to simply tell you about some of the…

Sanderson’s Principle of Limitations

Brandon Sanderson recently posted a thoughtful article on the nature of magic systems, stating that the most important part of an author’s magic system isn’t in defining what things users…

Measurement is the heart of improvement

Want to know a trick about getting more done? Find a way to measure your output, and then do so. Regularly. I’ve used this trick any number of times over…

What creativity is not

In the last posting I talked about what creativity is – or at least, how I see it – but in addition to knowing what it is, it is equally…

What is creativity?

One of the most perplexing things you’ll discover if you ever decide to tackle the creativity theory literature is just how many different definitions there are of what creativity actually…