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This following article published by The Huffington Post reminds us what attitudes to take to the page to overcome creative anxiety. Along with William Stafford’s always good advice to “lower our standards,” the article has some other good ideas. A special thanks to poet Steven Blythe for pointing us to this article. Check it out:
You don’t have to be a famous painter or sculptor to sympathize with the pains of creative block. Whether it comes on like a giant smack in the face or creeps up on you like a shiver down your spine, we’ve all dealt with the woes of being stuck. You second guess yourself, you dance around ideas and you feel like progress is miles away, all while the joys of creating take a back seat to the pressures we associate with success.
S dot Love said:
My favorite bit of advice from the article is “be prepared to find inspiration in mundane places”. 9 times out of 10, I am most inspired by the everyday happenings around me. It makes my writing feel much more real and organic at times. Great post. Thanks for sharing!