Don't Waste Your Time On Stories That Can't Possibly Work

       I sometimes think creative thinking and critical thinking are mutually exclusive. When writers are most creative is when their judgment is most poor. This isn't a bad thing. Trying to find a idea for a non-fiction story is much like brainstorming. You don't want to be critical when you're trying to be creative. New ideas are like soap bubbles. They pop under the slightest critical pressure . . . 


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