24 JUL 2013 by TGAW

 Katherine Paterson on Time to Write

And then, of course, you can't be a writer unless you actually write, and it doesn't take as much time as people think. You know, the number of people who say, well, I'm going to write a book when I have time, they're never going to have the time. And I started writing seriously when I had four tiny children. Well, I mean I had one tiny child, two tiny child, three tiny children, four tiny children in just over four years, and that's when I began to write seriously. And I figured out that a l...
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Katherine Paterson shares wisdom on writing... even with small children.

24 MAR 2013 by ideonexus

 Science Requires Imagination

It is surprising that people do not believe that there is imagination in science. It is a very interesting kind of imagination, unlike that of the artist. The great difficulty is in trying to imagine something that you have never seen, that is consistent in every detail with what has already been seen, and that is different from what has been thought of; furthermore, it must be definite and not a vague proposition. That is indeed difficult.
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And it requires even greater imagination than art because you must imagine something that has never been imagined before and imagine it within the rules of all that has come before it.