For writers (or artists, musicians, etc.) creativity can be a mysterious and at times elusive entity.
It can be a wonderful thing; but if not captured immediately, can also torture us until the end of time.
Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, Love, knows this pain. She understands the at-times impossible expectations that are put on artists — and has come up with an ingenious way of never losing that great idea.
Giving a TED talk, she makes the fascinating distinction between being a genius and having a genius.
Check it out:
Look, she had a genius!
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