By the time he died on October 5, 2011, Steve Jobs had accomplished just about everything a man of ideas could dream of, and he left his mark by helping to make the world a global village. But perhaps the irony is that for all the credit Jobs receives for revolutionizing the personal computer and mobile communication, by his own admission, he wasn’t that much of a creative genius, just someone who knew how to take something that already existed, and transform it into something much cooler.
Creativity and oddity are two best friends. That’s why artists, musicians, writers or other creative beings often have a range of unusual habits. On the one hand, you could leave all these extraordinary artists alone and live your normal life. On the other hand, you could take a closer look, changing your attitude from thinking they are weirdos or eccentric, and make use of some of their creative practices.
Writers are definitely good at creating new words. It is one thing to just invent a word, but it is a whole other thing to create a great word that will be widely used by future generations.
Writing is considered to be one of the most difficult mental activities. But there are quite a few easy to learn techniques and some practical exercises can help you better writing skills. Have you ever tried the stream of consciousness technique?
Do you combine work with studying? Are you depressed about having a low paid work? Do you hate telling your friends what you do for a living? If you answered “yes” to these questions, don’t worry: Big-name writers started from unbelievably weird and underpaid jobs not related to their writing careers at all.