Most of us have a variety of emotional experiences as a child, often with some degree of hurt, or even trauma or abuse, and these experiences can deeply impact our creative lives. William H. Macy once commented, “Nobody became an actor because he had a good childhood.” That is such a wry and amusing comment, […]
There are many ongoing myths and ideas about being creative: You need to wait for a flash of inspiration; You need to be a “genius”; Artists are crazy, or at least flaky; You need to be in pain to create, and many more.
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Melora Hardin has wide-ranging passions as an artist, including acting, directing, dancing, writing and singing. She played “Jan” on the tv series “The Office” and has roles in a number of film and tv projects. At 13, she won a scholarship to study with the Joffrey Ballet Company in New York. She sang as Fantine […]
Where we do our creative work – at home, in a studio, at a workplace – affects the quality and pleasure of that work; but even more important is our inner emotional creative space. The photo is Stephen King at his desk; he relates an early experience that affected his emotional creative space and acceptance […]
Linda Dessau interviews me, Douglas Eby, about some topics in her [now discontinued] ebook “Ten Ways to Thrive as a Creative Artist” – ~ ~ Resources Recommended by Douglas Eby: Talent Development Resources pages: awareness/thinking articles: awareness / thinking impostor syndrome 10 Steps to Overcome the Impostor Syndrome, by Dr. Valerie Young The Inner Critic, […]