Joan Didion creates for herself a kind of incubation period for ideas, articulated in this 1968 interview: I need an hour alone before dinner, with a drink, to go over what I’ve done that day. I can’t do it late in the afternoon because I’m too close to it. Also, the drink helps. It removes me from the pages. So I spend this hour taking things out and putting other things in.
Dreamland by David K. Randall via brainpickings: How sleep — its mechanisms, its absence, its cultural norms — affects everyone from police officers and truck drivers to artists and entrepr... #Science #Sleep
The Lion and the Bird: A Tender Illustrated Story About Loneliness, Loyalty, and…
This almost-5-minute clip is wonderful for writers and readers. How Creativity Works: Neil Gaiman on Where Ideas Comes From | Brain Pickings
"Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terrors, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities..."