archive: #creativity
The Ten Year Rule and Respecting My Apprenticeship

Okay, first thing’s first: This isn’t exactly a rule, per say. However, there is a widely accepted truth that a writer’s path to publication is long. Exactly how long? Well, the number I seem to keep rubbing up against is somewhere around ten years. (No wonder so many writers give up on this journey!) A few months back, this notion stood out to me like a sore thumb as I was reading a wonderful book of writing prompts for research for …

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Do it or don’t do it

One of my favorite books on art and creativity is Steve Pressfield’s The War of Art. If you’re a creative who’s never read it, order it. [I’ll wait a few minutes …] Is your copy on its way now thanks to almighty Amazon? Great. Because here is where I share the part where Pressfield asks: “Are you a born writer? Were you put on earth to be a painter, a scientist, an apostle of peace? In the end the question …

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