Note: this article has been updated in April 2017.
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Back in 2014, Pearson released their Learning Curve. This education assessment service gathered the information of The Economist Intelligence Unit, did extensive desk research, and interviewed the world’s education leaders to report each nation’s ability to prepare students for the modern workforce.
“Creativity is the intellectual ability to make creations, inventions, and discoveries that brings novel relations, entities, and/or unexpected solutions into existence. It’s a gifted ability of humans in thinking, inference, problem-solving, and product development.”
– Yingxu Wang
Oh, please, don’t say you have any desire to be creative!
The question is, can you cultivate this quality? Or, you are doomed to remain a realistic and analytical individual with no proclivity for creativity?
First things first.
We bet most of you saw this pic.
Creative concept of the human brain with light bulb ideas
And now, forget it.
Have you ever wondered –
- What’s in the head of John Matrix as he rows his inflatable boat?
- What does Robocop’s inner self look like?
- Or, about how tight a ninja suit is for an American soldier?
If so (certainly, not), neither Commando nor RoboCop or American Ninja movies will help you find the answer. Literature will.
As it turns out, such literature exists:
Novelization is an attempt to translate popular movies plots into the fictional prose language.
Folks who read our blog know that Lesley and I love reading, and that we read a lot. Moreover, we like to draw from time to time, as well as write about books and authors. Today’s post is just about all of that.
Updated February 2016
‘There is nothing more certain and unchanging than uncertainty and change.’
Famous authors attract enormous attention. Sometimes daily rituals, habits and customs of famous writers are quite weird indeed. Fans are trying to copy out the behavior of their idols, their wardrobe, and even make numerous plastic surgeries to become one step closer to the stars. The motivation behind such behavior can be explained for sure. It might be either irrational (just to have fun) or rational – to get the same results. E.g., Jack London was a huge fan of Rudyard Kipling, and he rewrote (i.e. w/o a typewriter) his books.