I retrieved this creativity quote from an interview by Krista Tippett with the poet Naomi Shihab Nye.
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Writing is drawing the essence of what we know out of the shadows.
Words of inspiration can sometimes come from unlikely places.
This theme - writing to discover - continually surfaces among creators that I admire.
Being a writer - or any type of creative for that matter - can feel lonely at times. There's no proverbial water cooler chat going on at my house. Just the noise of cars driving around the roundabout outside my studio window, my blue pen scribbling across the page.
I often find companionship from books where the author describes their writing process and gives us a glimpse into the voices inside their head. They too procrastinate? They too self-doubt? Alas, I'm not crazy. In fact, quite the opposite: I'm in good company.