How to make your fantasy real.
—by Deborah Henson-Conant
I can be one of the most obsessive time-wasters imaginable. I once became so addicted to reading—and rereading—Jane Austen novels that I couldn’t walk through a room without feeling a powerful magnetic pull from her collected works. Seriously. I had to know where the book was at all times, and if I tried to pass through the room where it was sitting, its magnetic attraction would pull me off-balance until I was lying down on the couch with it, immersed in Jane’s world.
You think I’m joking. I’m not.
So how do I counteract my natural proclivity for creative sloth, and actually create and produce new shows, concertos, and collaborations? That’s what I want to share with you in this series of articles: my tricks, systems, and techniques for invention and reinvention.