What book from your childhood or adolescence hit you with such an emotional wallop that you’ve never forgotten it?
Is your desk neat or a carousel of clutter? One study suggests creatives should leave that messy desk alone. “Disorderly environments seem to inspire breaking free of tradition, which can produce fresh insights.” In contrast, the researchers found that orderly environments encourage convention and playing it safe.
So what does your desk look like?
“I think all writing is a disease. You can’t stop it.”
— William Carlos Williams
What metaphor would you choose to describe writing?
What’s your favorite cartoon or cartoon character?
What’s one of your favorite scenes from a book or movie? Why does it work?