Mo Willems on Ideas

Here is something to ponder while you are waiting to “get” an idea for your next writing project…

I think that a mistake that people make is they think ideas are things that you get, like shoes. And they’re not. They’re not shoes. They’re plants. Ideas are things that you grow,” Willems said. “And every day you go back, and you take your sketch book, and you’re planting a little seed, and some of them just don’t grow at all. And every now and then, one of those seeds slowly, slowly grows up and becomes a beautiful tree that bears fruit that you can cut down and burn for profit. Right?”

Mo Willems on the art that enlivens his best-selling children’s books. (2016, June 18). CBS News. Retrieved from

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