9th grader invented by observing trees

The secret weapon of inventing is observation. Maanasa Mendu observed the movement of tree branches in the wind, this sparked an idea.

Creatives are careful observers of phenomena. Renaissance man Leonardo Da Vinci stared at water for hours.

Inventor Mark Gottlieb carefully observes daily experiences to find problems and solutions.

Storytelling (creative writing) demands observation as well. Flannery O’Connor wrote in Mystery & Manners:

The writer’s business is to contemplate experience…The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that doesn’t require his attention.

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