John Cleese on Creativity

io9 linked to this presentation by John Cleese on Creativity.

I’ve been trying to read (and listen) widely on creativity and creating now that I’m spending more time on my fiction and freelance projects. I love the idea of a Space-Time Oasis.

Also, I love John Cleese. I think I would be a far different person had I not encountered him (and his colleagues) when I was younger.

His point about “playing” with other people is one I resonate with. Recently, I was having trouble coming up with ideas with which to revise my MG novel. Once I brought N into the discussion, they just started flowing.

If anyone has any other links or tips about creativity, please let me know.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rising Tide -Out now!

Rising Tide, the sequel to Falling Sky, will be released on October 6, 2015. Publisher's Weekly said, "Khanna crafts a terrifyingly dismal picture of the future, raising the stakes by gradually stripping Ben of friends and support while throwing him into increasingly dire situations. His worldbuilding remains solid and unsettling, and he never loses sight of the human element. The cliffhanger ending is sure to leave readers on the edges of their seats, panting for resolution."

Falling Sky – Out now!

Falling Sky, my first novel, came out October 7, 2014 from Pyr. It's an adventure story set in a post-apocalyptic future with airships. Publisher's Weekly called it a "solid and memorable debut" while Library Journal gave it a starred review and named it Debut of the Month. For more information, please click here.

Upcoming Events

September 8 - NYRSF Reading w/Michael Swanwick at The Commons, Brooklyn. 7PM

October 6 - Rising Tide Release

November 5-8 - World Fantasy Convention, Saratoga, NY

Recent Posts

  • Beginnings and Ends
    09/14/2016 — I’m a little late in announcing this here, but I’m happy to say that there will be a third book in the series that started with Falling Sky and Rising Tide. The third book, currently titled Raining Fire, will be…Read more »
  • Ringworld
    08/16/2016 — As mentioned, I’ve been trying to catch up on old, classic science fiction, and after Rendezvous with Rama, I set my sites on Ringworld by Larry Niven, a book I have also been hearing about since I was a kid.…Read more »
  • Rendezvous with Rama
    08/10/2016 — Elisabeth’s been delving into science fiction lately and that got me keen to start picking up some old science fiction classics that I had somehow never gotten around to reading. The first of these was Rendezvous with Rama, a book…Read more »
  • The Weirdest Year
    08/08/2016 — 2016 may just go on record as the weirdest year I’ve seen. It started with the devastating losses of David Bowie and Prince, saw the serious candidacy of Donald Trump, and continues to have people of all ages and lifestyles…Read more »
  • Still here (with bonus modern airships)
    03/31/2016 — In case anyone was wondering. It’s been almost six months since I last posted (and then about Rising Tide coming out). Since then jobs have been worked, crises have been navigated, and my brain has been allowed to settle back…Read more »