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Creative Daemons

Monday, March 16th 2009 by Pat

I’ve been writing a story this past week and I’m starting to make some solid headway. The process has been agonizing, like trying to thread a needle with a rubber band, but it’s been an equally wonderful sense of accomplishment to actually begin putting the thoughts in order.

This TED talk by author Elizabeth Gilbert is a fantastic journey through the creative process and an appropriate redefinition of genius. Many great artists and storytellers recognize that genius is a matter of being moved by something greater than yourself and I love this idea of little creatures flitting about in the walls and stories that will run away to the next author if you’re too busy to sew them down with a pencil.

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