Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I love Elizabeth Gilbert - by Charla J Schneider

Lately writing has been a bit of a tortured experience for me.  I'm like the heroine in Tangled who vacillates between bliss and despair over her adventure.   I love, love, love this TED talk.  It actually makes me tear up whenever I watch it.  Gilbert talks about her own tortured experience with writing and manages to offer hope to anyone who is daring to create. It's twenty minutes you won't regret, I promise.  Enjoy!


  1. Wonderful post. We live by the Spirit and it feeds us as she is talking about. What a great speech. Thanks

  2. Wow, that was wonderful. I'm glad that she mentioned that we still have to show up to do the work. I am a firm believer in not just waiting for the magic to happen (like I mentioned in my lightning post). But I have also recognized times when that inspiration came and I was brilliant for at least a minute or two--and then the paralyzing fear of never being that brilliant again.

    I also love knowing that the source of that brilliance isn't some magical genius who just shows up whenever he feels like it. It's from God, and we can ask for it--and though He won't send it all the time, we know where it comes from.

  3. I finally got a chance to watch this and it was awesome! One of the things I hear over and over again is that yes, the magic will come, but you must have the bottle open (be actively writing) in order to catch it. I think I wrote a blog post about that at some point this year...anyway, Gilbert was funny and absolutely on target. So many of the things she said made me laugh out loud because they have SO happened to me and I have absolutely NOT used one hand to find a pen and write dialogue on the back of an envelope while driving because that’s just dangerous and crazy. :-)



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