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.

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