Five years ago today, I posted some thoughts on creativity and constraints. You can read them here. Huntington Witherill wrote an eloquent dissent. It’s in a comment to the post.
Ten days ago, Brooks Jensen posted a podcast, the teaser for which was:
If creativity is a free-flowing, spontaneous activity, won’t a structure constrict the creative process? But, as Orson Wells advises us, “The enemy of art is the total lack of limitations.”
You can listen to Brooks’ podcast here. Sounds like Brooks and I work the same way: structure helps us.
Anyone have other thoughts?