Shakespeare was just an ideas man… I don’t think so. Shakespeare was great because of the craft of his pen and his innate understanding of character and the nature of man. The value wasn’t in his ideas, it wasn’t even really in the craft, the value was inside Shakespeare the man.
Shakespeare didn’t have a panel of writers working with him, he didn’t have a co-writer or a Producer telling him what was hot right now… I get the feeling that William just wrote. I believe that great stories already exist like sculptures within people and the craft of writing is simply learning to chip away everything that is not the story.
I have an idea that would make a great sculpture… want to buy it?