I read in the paper today that, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota (bless their little cotton socks), “people working in a messy office come up with more imaginative ideas” because, “disorder inspires the mind to break free of convention.”
Apparently, “this could explain why many ultra high-achievers – including, it is believed, Einstein – liked to be surrounded by clutter.”
So, there you go. We definitely DON’T need to tidy our desks before we start writing! And all that mess around us? It’s just helping our creativity!
Noise or Not?
Would you like some ‘coffee shop background noise’ while you write but without the hassle of actually going into town and paying an arm and a leg for a cappuchino? I don’t see the point of cappuchinos (cappuchini?) by the way. They’re mostly froth AND they’re always luke warm! I’d rather have an americano any day but, each to their own…
Anyway, if you like the sound of all that, here’s an interesting website, Coffitvity.com. Let me know if it works for you!
Writing Workshops in Birmingham
Remember I told you about these workshops?
Well, Julia, who blogs at ‘Life, yoga and other adventures‘, has been to one and she’s written all about it here. It sounds like it was great. Her post is definitely worth a read and, if you can get to any of the other workshops that are coming up at the Barber Institute, book your place quick! (And tell us all about it when you get back!)