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Creative Constraints: Going to Jail to Get Free
Merlin Mann | Mar 24 2008
Yes. Constraints. As Paul shows, constraints get you thinking about the creative process in a whole new way.
Twitter's making me a stronger writer. I think harder about how to say more using fewer and shorter words. Nothing beats hitting the Twoosh. (140 chars)
Let's close with a favorite quote on creative constraint from Anne Lamott's wonderful Bird by Bird. She explains that she keeps a one-inch-square picture frame on her desk to remind her of "short assignments:"
Well put. (And only 17 characters north of the Twoosh.)
The Question to You
Got a good example of a creative constraint at work?
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