Last week when I was in my public library, I came across this fabulous book: Ignore Everybody and 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh MacLeod.
I ended up checking it out. I loved the author’s tips on making a living as a creative person.
Here are the specific keys that spoke to me:
Key #3 – Put the hours in.
“Doing anything worthwhile takes forever. Ninety percent of what separates successful people and failed people is time, effort, and stamina.”
Key #7 – Everyone is born creative.
“If you try to make something just to fit your uninformed view of some hypothetical market, you will fail. If you make something special and powerful and honest and true, you will succeed.”
Key #25 – Don’t worry about inspiration.
“If you’re looking at a blank piece of paper and nothing comes to you, then go do something else. Writer’s block is just a symptom of feeling like you have nothing to say, combined with the rather weird idea that you should feel the need to say something.”
This book is based on the author’s very popular blog post, How to Be Creative, which can be downloaded for free in this nicely designed PDF. I highly recommend that you check it out. :)
Do ya’ll have of list of key things or a manifesto that help you live your life as a creative person?