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Book recommendation

 

I am very grateful that I was introduced to this inspirational, life-changing book called Big Magic written by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love.

I feel a bit inappropriate to call this book ‘life-changing’, since people usually refer to books like The Power of Now from Eckhart Tolle, or The Secret from Rhonda Byrne as such. It is that for me anyway (like some sort of personal Bible). I believe I will get back to it in the future, and reread it for everyday inspiration and encouragement. It could be life-changing for many other people out there, who may never get around to read it. That is why I am spreading the message – read this book!

The primary theme in the book is about creative expression, therefore one could think it is written only for artists, such as writers, poets, painters, actors, etc. The author talks a lot about her own path in creative expression and writing. If you consider you have any sort of creative talents to be expressed, then this book is for you. If you never considered yourself talented in any creative field, there must be at least something that greatly interests you and find joy in pursuing that thing. Then this book is for you as well.

You don’t have to be a professional artist at all, this book in itself is an inspiration to follow through with whatever you like doing, just because you love to do it. The author encourages all of us to pursue our dreams, because it is fun, and reminds us all the time not to be discouraged by any outer circumstances. Because if we are in this lifetime, we might as well enjoy it!

 

 

 

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What inspires you?

 

Recently, I was wondering what exactly inspires writers and artists in general to create.

Studying famous authors of the past, the common feature that I discovered is that they liked to visit a specific place (like a park or a café), or even go to a different country to gain inspiration.

I believe the everyday routine-like life of working hours and home/family time does not favour writers to be the most creative. They need to get away from the routine to see new perspectives and express themselves in new ways.

Personally, I feel the same. I tend to get the most creative and inspired when I am in a fresh, new environment or when I get completely relaxed in nature. Travelling and discovering new places certainly helps, but little or big changes to your daily routine can also be beneficial for the creative mind.

How do you get creative as a writer?

 

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How do you write?

 

This is a question to all professional and hobby writers out there, whether they write blogs, articles, stories, novels, poetry, etc. By the way, I believe we can all be professional writers, it is only a question of perseverence and how much of your efforts you are willing to spend on writing and publishing. Just read the story of a few well-known authors of some popular books, and you will see.

I was just wondering what the ideal circumstances are for me to write. And not just simply write, but write my best, out of real inspiration.

Recently, I had to take a break from my blog (as you know) due to busy life circumstances, but now I am kind of back to normal, and back to my ideal writing environment.

I only ever sit down to write a post when I feel like I am inspired to explore an idea or question. If I feel like I need to force myself to produce something, then I just leave the whole thing and return to it later.

What are the ideal writing circumstances for you?

Well, I guess it also depends on what you are writing about. Some people may be able to write while they are sitting on the train, or while they are sitting in a restaurant or café.

For me, these are kind of too busy places to write, but I can understand that these places can definitely inspire some ideas, just by looking at how people behave, how people look like, looking at whatever is surrounding you, like the architecture of the next building or the lovely design of the café where you are sitting.

Sometimes, I like to sit outside in nature and put down some ideas in that peaceful environment. But most of the time, I prefer to be in my own cosy space, with my computer/laptop and a coffee (very important!). Because most of my ideas come randomly, I need to be in a relaxed mood to actually sit down and write. A busy lifestyle for me is not ideal for writing.

Whatever your preference is, let’s keep ourselves busy with writing, get inspired and most importantly, let’s write what we want to write about!

 

I am back!

 

Good day to All,

This is a note to all my past, present and future followers that I am back to “normal” life and I am planning to continue with my regular posts.

During the time of my “disappearance”, my life was extremely busy, but I have learnt a lot, I have experienced a lot, a lot of my dreams have come true; so all I can say it was an experience! Most probably this will inspire some of my future writings.

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