Mojo Monday: Elizabeth Gilbert Talks Creativity

It’s Mojo Monday, and as always, I’ve got a little something-something to lift your creative spirits, buoy you up, help you get your mojo on, and nudge you into writerhead.


I love Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED Talk about nurturing and creativity…in which she boldly and humorously challenges the notion that creativity and suffering are inevitably linked. (She’s the author, ya know, of that somewhat oft-read book Eat Pray Love.)

Watch.

And then get thee to writerhead (preferably without any suffering).

 

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Q4U: Do you believe that writing is inexorably linked to anguish and suffering?

 

 

One Response to Mojo Monday: Elizabeth Gilbert Talks Creativity

  1. Can be linked to a certain amount of anguish due to not finding the right words, or the right story angle. But I think that the modern view on being a writer is far from the past belief that writers and artists were these creatures who, more often than not, were doomed to a life of seclusion and excesses – alcohol or drugs – who died alone and in utter misery.