On Creativity

When I have told people that I was writing a novel a frequent response was something along the lines of - I just don’t know how people can be that creative?  Or, oh, I could never imagine such a thing!  Or, more directly, how do you do that - just write a novel? It’s true that it takes a powerful use of imagination to create any work of art.  Painting, drawing, film, theatre, music, dance, and any other medium require the same part of the brain to work.  It also seems that to do this well, it requires effort and [...]