The question I get asked most often, when meeting someone for the first time, is ‘where do you get your ideas from?’ I know my answer is disappointing. I don’t know where my ideas come from, I just get them, they fly into my head. I do stuff to help: I stimulate my imagination by reading, writing, I go to the theatre, to museums, I go for walks, I watch documentaries, I listen and observe. And I think. I agree with John Steinbeck [below].
“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”
‘The Grapes of Wrath’ by John Steinbeck [UK: Penguin]
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