The Shape Of Possibility Space

A great idea comes into the world by drips and drabs, false starts, and rough sketches. Via Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity: Creativity started with the notebooks’ sketches and jottings, and only later resulted in a pure, powerful idea. The one characteristic that all of these creatives shared— whether they were painters, actors, or scientists— was how often they put their early thoughts and inklings out into the world, in sketches, dashed-off phrases and observations, bits of dialogue, and quick prototypes. Instead of arriving in one giant leap, great creations emerged by zigs and zags as their creators engaged over and over again with these externalized images.

via Strokes of genius: Here’s how the most creative people get their ideas