Creative Process

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Why Your Creative Process Isn’t Your Enemy

I’ve wasted a lot of time telling myself my creative process was wrong. Somewhere along the way, between being a free-spirited kid writing about her dogs and a young adult realizing that writing could be a career, I started to look at my creative process as my writing’s (and every other creative endeavor’s) enemy. The way I liked to work was something I needed to “overcome.”Β Something full of mistakes and bad practices that was going to hold me back from writing great books and taking great photographs and, generally, creating great art. It’s true that I definitely needed to be more disciplined. I was way too flaky...