T.J. Garrison May 25, 2012 If necessity really is the, "mother of invention," imagination has to be it's dad. As someone who writes, I'm always interested in how to spark it. More importantly, what in our imagination strikes a nerve with others that they themselves find what you've written fun and entertaining? Im currently reading a non-fiction book entitled, "The Imagineering Workout, by The Disney Imagineers (Published by Disney Editions). It's an interesting look at now the creative minds responsible tor the theme park attractions come up win, design and build, their visions. When using my imagination, I don't always accept the first idea or answer that pops in my head. (I'm talking using your imagination here, not the answer you remember for a pop quiz.) Neither do I show that creative idea the door yet either. I let it sit, give it a beverage, ask it how it's friends are, maybe offer it some snacks. mentater chance to rest, I walk around it as it rests in my mind's recliner chair. I turn the idea Inside out. stretch it. squeeze it. pull it apan and put it together backwards and upside down and study it some more - dont panic. no ideas were harmed in the writing of this bloo. You can't hurt your ideas unless you just ignore and torget about tem. The point is, the best thing you can do for your creativity is to work your idea, then re-work it. Even if you think it's a great idea, don't settle, make it even better than it is. May all your creative sparks become dazzling firelight.
As an avid traveler and scuba diver, the author has extensively explored the Caribbean and Bahamas and has participated in search efforts with an exploration and salvage company for the last undiscovered galleon wreck of the 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet off the coast of Vero Beach, Florida. When not writing, he enjoys, diving, history, and family.