Who is more creative?

Would you consider a piano composer or a fiction writer to be more creative?

A writer has 26 letters and ten numerals that he or she can arrange in any combination until the finished work is produced.

The piano composer, on the other hand, has 88 keys that he or she can arrange in any combination until the finished work is produced.

You might think that the piano composer can be more creative because there is more raw material to work with, but I think the fiction writer is because he or she must do more with less.

Discuss amongst yourselves.

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2 Comments on “Who is more creative?”

  1. J.M. Reep Says:

    Why does one have to be more creative than the other? And why stop at just a musician and a writer? Is a painter more creative than a musician? Is an actor more creative than a painter? How is it even possible to compare? Or is it possible that writers and musicians and painters and actors all draw upon the same wellspring of creativity, that writing and music and painting and acting are all just different outlets for the same creative impulse? Perhaps instead of using a “” maybe we should be using a “=”?

  2. Rod Duncan Says:

    Ha! I like this.

    An unanswerable question.

    And don’t forget a gardener, a chef, a cabinet maker…

    🙂


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