I’ve told the story of how a Pulitzer Prize-winning author (1) without talent became a master of creative nonfiction and literary journalism.
I mentioned that he took three creative actions that any of us can take.
I want to reiterate those three actions to further disabuse us of two myths:
Myth 1: That great writing stems primarily from magical talent or divine inspiration.
Myth 2: That great writers stick it out alone like lone wolves.
All three of these actions help abate (though not vanquish) the voices of fear, doubt, shame, and armor. By the way, these annoying voices – like telephone solicitors – call every single one of us, the Dalia Lama included. (2) Read more