Whether you're writing an essay, editing a novel, or just cleaning the flat, procrastination is always sure to rear its ugly head. Procrastination occupies the middle ground between work and play, but doesn't really count as either. Like watching an Adam Sandler film, you've got to work hard to pretend you enjoy procrastination.
We sat in the kitchen for our writerly discussion. He held a sheaf of A4 paper, covered in typescript while I was armed with my favourite pen and my kitchen reading glasses. I slid them onto my nose, squinting around the scratches and food smudges. Two mugs of tea and a plate of just baked flapjacks sat on the table between us.
Why is it so important to keep creativity vibrant and alive? Creativity is not only about activities such as drawing, painting, graphics, writing etc.: it's also about creative solutions, intuition, understanding of others, empathy. These qualities bring out generosity, abundance, awareness of others, self-realisation.
They say there's a book in everyone, and there's certainly no end to courses and guides that claim they can help us unleash our inner epic. But what i...