The X Factor in Creativity

Daring is the X factor in creativity. That ability to take chances and explore the unknown. The American novelist, Eudora Welty said, “If you can’t be a genius, imitate the daring.”

Gore Verbinski, who directed the Pirates of the Carribean series and now the animated Western, Rango, gives some intriguing insights into his creative process in a recent interview.


Roland & Kathleen at The Sydney Writers’ Festival

Kathleen and I recently conducted a three-hour workshop at the New South Wales State Library as part of the 2012 Sydney Writers’ Festival. It was the third sold out workshop we’ve run at the event.Our goal in the session was to give participants an introduction to fiction writing.

It’s relatively easy for aspiring writers to understand the theory of what makes for good writing and a good story.


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