We are thrilled to see those of you embarking on our 4-Week Unlocking Creativity course doing such a great job putting your work on the interactive online Writers’ Boards, and giving and receiving feedback.
We’re always blown away by the latent talent that emerges when aspiring writers learn to tap into the power of their imagination and start putting the tools and techniques the course provides into practice.
And for those of you writing novels and screenplays with us, we’re thrilled to see so many great stories emerging, as writers learn to trust the process and set up a dance between story structure and their imagination.
For those of you who are pursuing your writing dreams with us, and for those thinking about doing so, in our classes we’ve been referring to a book that helps explain why most people meet significant resistance when they move towards making their creative dreams a reality.
In The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles, Steven Pressfield talks about how when anyone tries to achieve anything that stretches them out of their comfort zone they encounter resistance, which automatically emerges like a force of nature. The writer’s job is to deal with that resistance and commit to doing the work.
“If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends), “Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?” chances are you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death. Remember one rule of thumb: the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.”
“The most important thing about art is to work. Nothing else matters except sitting down every day and trying. The professional has learned that success, like happiness, comes as a by-product of work. The professional concentrates on the work and allows rewards to come or not come, whatever they like.”
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Win a double pass, care of Madman Films, to see the new film ‘Capharnaüm’. Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film nominee, and winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Capharnaüm tells the story of Zain, a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the ‘crime’ of giving him life.
Capharnaüm opened nationally on 7 February.
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