101 creativity tips: Research your way out of being stuck

Stuck, floundering? Trying to come up with a new idea?
Read a book about history. Read a book about castles. Read a book about modern history. Reach back into the past and put your self into the situations that you read about. 
I love books like The Medici by Paul Strathern. It is a rich and interesting read, well worth an investment. 
I feel that if you can put yourself into the shoes of those who have gone before, you will have something interesting to say about the experience. Remember, you need to have something to say before you can say it (Frazer Irving was the first person who I heard this from but I think it might be from somewhere else?), no matter what medium you are working in. 

See full post here: iain welch2014-10-27.