The Life Cycle of a Creative Idea And A Technique for Growth

There’s a life cycle to every creative idea. You can plot it, on a grid defined by Time on the X-axis and Awesome on the Y-axis. If you chart your current work on this map, you can learn where to apply your creative energy.

How To Create Great Things: Find a Structure

Identify a favorite writer and study from her or him. Ruin your romance and figure out what hooks you. And then apply whatever structures you spot to your own next work.

Got a Great Idea? Here are 5 Things To Do To Get Started

New ideas are like seedlings.

In the past week I’ve had several people tell me of their aspirations to create something, whether a new product or service, a book, a new business. If you have a dream and want to know how to turn it into reality, here are five ways to cultivate your idea.