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On Creativity, Inspiration, and Doing the Work

What do movies like 300 or Zombieland have to do with the writing life and the creative process? According to Erin Feldman of Write Right, everything. Sometimes, a writer has to kick the muse, the angel, inspiration - whatever - down a well. Other times, a writer has to take a well-aimed strike with a kick, a bowling ball, or a pocket knife to himself or herself or the writing itself. The creative life is one of hard work. It’s not one of waiting for the creative impulse or inspiration to strike. It's called living in tension and pushing against resistance. It’s called doing the work every day.

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Erin Feldman, CEO, Write Right


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