"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Monday, June 14, 2010


The next time you stop at the traffic lights while driving, look closely at the traffic light, consider its attributes, & see if you can come up with a range of associations to stimulate your neurons.

For example, to get you started, we could consider the colour (& associations) of each light:

RED: aid, rage, bull, love, emergency, stop, alert, warning, passion, blood, luck, life, emotion, caroet, luxury, VIP;

AMBER: transition, limbo, pause, suspense, en route, evolving, caterpillar (to butterfly), bees, hive, honey, honeycomb;

GREEN: go, move forward, ahead, turn, motion, life, eco-friendly, envy, countryside, lawns, gardens, shrUbbery, trees, forests, money, planet, health;

You can mix-&-match the above words in any combination & craft your story: the spontaneously generated listing will help you select a theme, setting, scenario, plot, characters, timelines, tension, conflict, & other such characteristics that serve as the attributes of a story.

Random stimuli are excellent sources for creative combustion.

"The two most engaging powers of an author are, to make new
things familiar, & familiar things new."

~ Samuel Johnson

[excerpted & adapted slightly from the book, 'Taleblazers: Imagination to Imprint', by Dilip Mukerjea;]

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