A Year of Creative Living 2

“When we become willing to be an empty vessel, we must let go of ideas of how our work should look and should sound. It is the same problem for writers as it is for actors. If an actor has an ‘idea’ of a performance he is trying to give, that concept gets in the way of being true to the moment-to-moment life that is trying to move through him. Similarly, as writers, if we spend too much time conceptualizing our work rather than actualizing it, we become stuck in how something should look and that leaves us caught on a surface level when the work itself may wish to move deeper.”

-March 30 excerpt from “The Artist’s Way Every Day: A Year of Creative Living” by Julia Cameron

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