Quote of the Week: Auto-Hypnosis


I believe that creativity requires a form of auto-hypnosis in order to work. You need to put your mind in a state where the unconscious mind, where all the interesting connections are made, where metaphor is built, you have to be able to lift that dream state closer to your waking state. Otherwise, the book is just building an engine, not creating something interesting.

Justin Cronin, How I Write, interview in The Daily Beast