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Posted on April 8, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Thanks to Sheila Redling (whose debut novel, Flowertown, is being released very soon on Amazon from Thomas & Mercer) for sharing this fabulous link:


In this video via, Elizabeth Gilbert of Eat, Pray, Love fame talks about the origins of creativity. It's entertaining, inspiring, and moving. I highly recommend this video to every writer or would-be writer.

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Reply Eliot Parker
3:18 PM on April 7, 2012 
Thanks for sharing this, Laura. I have been zapped of creativity lately and seeing this video helped me get refocused and re-energized.
Reply Laura Treacy Bentley
4:10 PM on April 7, 2012 
Excellent! I've watch it twice in the last two days. Gilbert is such a good communicator. Whenever she's being interviewed on tv or the radio, I can't pull myself away.
Reply Llewellyn McKernan
6:41 PM on April 8, 2012 
Her body kept disappearing into a lovely darkness where nothing
was visible except her head and hands, which was more real?
I thought.
Reply Laura Treacy Bentley
1:30 PM on April 9, 2012 
Now I'll have to watch it a third time! Your response sounds like a poem.
Reply Christina
6:59 AM on April 11, 2012 
Eloquent! So true and well said. I'd like to think that after all these years of writing and struggling, I have come to the place where I am more concerned with enjoying the process, being in the process, and no longer need exterior validation. Of course, I like it when it comes, but...
those brilliant moments of inspiration are God bubbles blowing in the wind, and when I don't grab them, or develop them, it's not a problem, because there are plenty more bubbles floating in the ether...