Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic could’ve been reduced to a simple blog post – a 500 words essay at most, telling us how inspiration comes at you as an entity, take care of it before it gets bored of you and moves to someone else. She also opens our eyes about the darkness that surrounds the big creatives in the world – getting addicted to a substance or keeping one’s depression unattended to is not the secret to becoming a better creator. Don’t glamorize martyrdom in whatever you’re creating, and commit to creating everyday even if you don’t feel like it. Worse comes to worse, distract yourself with something else, and stay curious until you stumble on the “Big Magic” inspiration and get back on that creativity wagon.
A little repetitive for my taste, but light to read and gives you just enough push to pursue something you’ve had on the back-burner for a while.
I leave you with the following: don’t take life too seriously and say no to fear!