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I started writing again today. Proper writing – working on the short story I’d been writing back in February, before my extra-Korean adventures started. I only got a bit less than 400 words down, but it’s better than nothing, but my log shows that no one day’s worth of work made it into four figures, and in twelve sessions the word count is up to 8,000. I also read the story. As a first draft, it’s not that bad, but there are plenty of places where it can be improved.

I just need to ensure that I get into a good writing routine.

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“Creativity is mistakes” is the motto of ceramicist Grayson Perry. These words feature in the artist’s recent programme on Radio 4, Grayson Perry on Creativity and Imagination. It’s interesting stuff (if also somewhat blindingly obvious) and features interviews with a range of creative types, including Terry Pratchett. The piece begins with a list of myths, misconceptions about creativity:

Myth number one: The Eureka moment.

Myth number two: Anyone can do it.

Myth number three: Drugs are good for you.

Myth number four: Creative people are a bit mad.

Myth number five: Britain’s got talent.

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