Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Oh the wisdom of Calvin and Hobbes

“-You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
-What mood is that?
-Last-minute panic.”
Do you agree or disagree? Does the pressure of having to get something done help or hinder? And does it matter what the task is? For example, cleaning the house is different than writing. Maybe you need last-minute panic to clean the house but it would be detrimental to your writing, draining you of all creativity. Thoughts friends?


  1. Yeah, I'm not sure I'd be super creative in panic mode. I'm much more of a planner to avoid those panic times.

  2. I have to admit I think I sometimes operate better when pressed - more efficiently. But I wouldn't want to dwell in that mode permanently; it would be draining.

  3. Agree that you can't just "turn on" creativity. Doesn't work that way. ... Last-minute panic work, to an extent. Even better, though, is having a designated writing time (and conditions!) that are ideal. For me, it's quiet mornings with zero noise or distractions.