About Creative Grimoire

Creative Grimoire is a creativity resource and ongoing creative memoir by writer and musician Dane Clark Collins, driven by an obsessive, lifelong 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.