About Dane Clark Collins’ Creative Grimoire

Creative Grimoire is an ongoing creative memoir by author and musician Dane Clark Collins, driven by an obsessive pursuit to understand how the mind formulates useful or profound ideas.

  • How can a person have more of these ideas?
  • What does it take to bring ideas into the world?
  • What are the optimal ways to practice one’s chosen craft?
  • How can a person cultivate improvisational creativity?

These are questions with a surprising number of good answers, as practiced by artists and innovators and as studied by scientists.

I’ve kept extensive records of my research and my own experience over decades. I realized I could put together a pretty damn good book just from what I’ve already written on the topic. But I decided to start with this site.

So here we are.

This is also where I tell people what I’m up to.

You can learn more on my personal About page.

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