WCML 066: Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert

Creativity comes from within Or so we've heard time and again. But what if instead It's not in your head And your genius is really your friend?
Kyeli recently read the book Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert. It’s the best book on creativity she’s ever read, and here are some of our takeaways:

  • Creativity comes from outside you, not within
  • “Nothing precious, all things sacred.” -Alanis Morissette
  • Being the river vs. pushing the river
  • The E-Myth
  • “Do what you love” vs. “Do what you love for a living”
  • The trope of the suffering artist
  • Buzzed Bunny (warning: far more offensive than the usual offensive shit we link to)
  • “I choose joy over grit.”

You can purchase Big Magic on Amazon or anyplace you like better. Yes, Kyeli, that is an Amazon affiliate link! Because I’m EXTREME!

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