Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Open Mic at the Nook

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Writing under the influence

Under which altered states of mind is writing most productive, most creative? How can this be imperically measured in a scientific way? It is kind of subjective and therefore difficult to judge. And what constitutes an "altered state"? Here are some suggestions of mine:

- after drinking alcohol
- immediately upon waking
- while undergoing sleep deprivation
- writing alone
- writing in a crowded location
- just before going to sleep
- after meditating
- when distraught or emotional engaged
- after a cultural experience

This could be the beginning of a great adventure. If nothing else, a way to awaken the Muse and sing to her.