Sometimes even the most productive writers need to take a break from the written word and sit down to watch a good old fashioned Youtube video. Now, you could spend this break watching cats chase lasers or foxes jumping on trampolines, and this would be completely acceptable (because who doesn’t like animals being adorable?). Or you could take this time to watch something that inspires you to close the Youtube tab after you’re done and get back to creating.
Today’s Video Find of the Day does just that. Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson has been circling the Internet for a few years now as a promotional tool for Johnson’s book “Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation,” and offers a fascinating theory on the process of how people have been coming up with creative, innovative ideas over the last few centuries. It’s only four minutes long and applies to writers and non-writers alike, so if you haven’t seen it already be sure to check it out. And if you’ve seen it already, watch it again, if nothing else because the drawings in it are super cool.