I found this pretty inspiring. Hope you do, as well.
well-wisher | April 22, 2012 - 02:08
She didn't mention the other archetype of a creative person. The person who's had a hard life; troubled childhood etcetera and their experience has fed and coloured their work.
I think I'm a product of the life I've been through; the sadness I've endured and happiness I've enjoyed; the people I've met and places I've known so I can't really subscribe to the idea of creativity coming
either from me alone or from some divine/daemonic source. I think experience and my environment are the only things which I'm a conduit for.
And I think of my creative process as more like the life of a primitive hunter/gatherer. I have to go out and actively find ideas; I have to fight to stay alive. The times when something will just come to me
are very rare.
Maybe I don't have the right fairies on my side or I'm just not smart enough.
To each their own.
Larkin Williamson | April 22, 2012 - 15:05
Every writer should watch the video and listen hard. She has captured much of what we need to hear and she sums it up so well in the end.
A great songwriter once called me a "Genius" after listening to one of my comedy songs. My ego swelled more and more that day until I had to fix a toilet. Maybe the fairies needed a laugh?
I believe that all writers find their own way of working and we all tap into our creative universe with unique methods.
It would be wonderful if I could blame my less than mediocre works at times on a fairy but I simply have to be accountable for 100% of what I write.
Depth of experience and observation brings much of my writing to fruition. If we do have,"Fairies" visit our minds...are they giving creativity or are they stealing from our creativity?
I just might invest in a fairy swatter and simply keep doing my job....unless the fairy has an awesome story line. :o)
Thanks for posting this, hudsonmoon. :o)
steve_elliott04 | April 25, 2012 - 00:03
I really really enjoyed this talk up until the point where Elizabeth mentions Tom Waits, then i absolutely loved it! Very inspiring.
Thanks for posting!
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