Why We Write

Chloe Higgins explores the motivations behind our writing. Providing her own thoughts and experiences as well as those from established authors, this piece offers much insight on why we create art.

Creativity and travel!

8 Ways to Improve Creativity

I have spent the past few years exploring theories of creativity with the keen interest only an upbringing favouring hard sciences and maths can engender. Having worked in the marketing field, I’ve been exposed to ‘creative types’, seminars on thinking outside the box, brainstorming tutorials, and numerous professionals with opinions on the matter. If there is …

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Fiction & Memory: Jonathan Franzen, Damon Galgut & Julian Barnes.

Fiction and Memory

I remember writing a book. Or trying to, at least. It was a pile of memories I had collected over a three-month period – a collection from which I thought something could be created. These were memories that I had gone over and over in my head and scenes that I had created next to …

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Creativity – Educated Out of Us?

Devoted to ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’, TED is a nonprofit organisation that unites creative thinkers from three unique worlds: Technology, Entertainment and Design. “We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. So we’re building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and also a …

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