There are a number of examples of people bold enough and entrepreneurial enough to create and publish their own books, often leading to being traditionally published and marketed. Christopher Paolini began writing “Eragon” at the age of 15 and his parents decided to self-publish the novel, which was re-published by Alfred A. Knopf. “The Artist’s […]
“Tell the truth through whichever veil comes to hand — but tell it. Resign yourself to the lifelong sadness that comes from never being satisfied.”
The acclaimed novelist, essayist and short story writer offers more advice o…
“The blank space can be humbling. But I’ve faced it my whole professional life. It’s my job. It’s also my calling.” Choreographer Twyla Tharp talks about the challenges of this “blank space” or “blank page” experience that most artists have to face in her book “The Creative Habit”: “My dancers expect me to deliver because […]
Creativity Coach Jenna Avery writes: “I connected with Douglas’s work originally through my interest in highly sensitive people and his site HighlySensitive.org. Avery continues in a summary on her site: Characteristics of Creative Visionaries Eby describes creative visionaries as people who have a drive, passion, persistence, or consuming commitment to realize their creative ideas. As […]
It may be advice often given to writers, but is the idea to “write what you know” always understood, and valuable for creating good work?
In his post “Write what you know” – the most misunderstood piece of good advice, ever., Jason G…