by Brenda W. Clough
Can environment boost creativity? This article zips through several suggestions, including
– Darkness and dim lighting. Umm, it ain’t me, babe. I have vision impairments and can never have enough lumens.
-Messy. Messy desk, cluttered office, noisy surroundings. I look around at my office and realize this one is probably gold. But yarn — the clutter has to be yarn.
-Writing by hand. Yes, this does work! But if you can do without it, you can crank much faster by touch typing. So, only if you must. You have to key in all those scribbles into a word processor anyway.
-High ceilings? Really? Do I have to move, or just undergo a major home renovation?
-Liquor. Hmm, could be. There have been some very famous writers who kept bottles in their file cabinet drawers — E.B. White comes immediately to mind. But be careful on this one, okay? You only have one liver.
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