Neil Gaiman: Where Ideas Come From


Today’s share is from Maria Popova at Brain Pickings. In it, she highlights some of the things Neil Gaiman has to say about where good ideas come from, and the types of things that inspire him.

He believes, like may of his creative brethren, that creativity is “combinatorial”. I have to say I agree as well:  The idea that in order for us to create, we have to be able to connect the seemingly-disconnected and cross-pollinate ideas from a huge variety of sources and inspiration; then combine/meld/fuse all of this input and craft it into something new. Makes perfect sense to me.

Watch the video here.