For us science fiction and fantasy writers.
Tell the story that needs to be told, in the way it needs to be told, to the length it needs to be told.
Don’t poison a story by insisting it must be an apple when it’s really an orange.
Don’t stunt a story by forcing it beyond its natural growth nor by forcing it to grow in a box too small.
“Genres” and “standard story lenghs” are publisher’s artefacts, not part of storytelling.
Breakthroughs don’t come through abiding by conventions and working in boxes.
They sound like good ideas to me!
What publishers like best is what’s already been done.
Nobody broke through by writing the same things everyone else has written. Don’t let publishers’ small minds limit you!
Also asks if they stifle it.
A study by two business/economics professors, so it might be like blind men describing an elephant? Or are they confusing creativity with innovation?
Newly chartered CreativeMornings HNL to hold lecture series Hawaii – Pacific Business News
At least the first one sounds interesting. If starting way too early in the day!
“The human brain needs to suppress obvious ideas in order to reach the most creative ones, according to scientists. These obvious associations are present in both convergent thinking (finding an ‘out-of-the-box’ solution) and also in divergent thinking (when individuals have to come up with several creative ideas).” (from their website)