Creative Exercise: Let the Details Guide You

When Samuel Wright accepted the role as Mufasa in Broadway’s “Lion King,” he wanted to find the perfect growl. So he spent hours at the Bronx Zoo, watching and listening to lions. In time, he discovered that the growls came not from the lions’ throats, but rather from the soft palates, which amplify vibrations. Mimicking this technique, Wright developed a valiant roar for every performace.

List five interesting details in one of your projects or ideas. Select one detail and conduct eyes-and-ears research.

Excerpted from “zing! Five steps and 101 tips for creativity on command” by Sam Harrison, MacHillock Publishing/IPG Distributors.