Where does creativity come from?

Steve Jobs said, “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.” During my Industrial Design Engineering studies, I learned how to look more broadly, to seek … Continue reading Where does creativity come from?

Imagination is hard work

From August 2019 "The value of achievement lies in the achieving." I love the above quote. Albert Einstein is telling us to enjoy the journey, which is 99% of life. I take this strongly to heart as for me, writing is a trip. Yes, it'd be nice if a sold tons and could be a … Continue reading Imagination is hard work

Double Dutch

From June 2019 Perhaps I'm a product of globalisation. I have two mother tongues, have lived in three countries and visited countless others. Throughout my professional career, I have always worked for multinationals with a large diverse workforce and a spread of different languages. English has been (and still is) a binding factor, an advantage for … Continue reading Double Dutch

“How is your writing coming along..?”

I often get the question; "How is your writing coming along?" to which I'm not sure how to react. Do I answer commercially? - "Well, books sales have stalled. I really should do more Marketing." Do I answer operationally? - "Well, my third novel is at the editor, but I need to speed up my … Continue reading “How is your writing coming along..?”