on choosing not to quit

on choosing not to quit

Listen to me read the blog. http://thecreativityhabit.com/wp-content/uploads/esmewang-blog-audio.mp3 Esmé Weijun Wang had been working on her first novel for many years. She’d written several hundred pages.   And then she read “The Sound and the Fury” by...
I made you something else

I made you something else

I have another gift for you. On Monday I sent you “Live Creative: A Manifesto” for artists everywhere. To remind us that our life is our art. Everyone is an artist. Everyone is creative. And everyone has something to make. Then on Wednesday, following the craziness of...
tanya geisler

tanya geisler

tanya geisler the practical stuff: habits, routines, & discipline What time do you get up? 5:30 a.m. What’s the first thing you do in the morning? I wake up. I hit the meditation mat for 15 minutes. I do oil pulling often times during that. (link to oil pulling)...
starting is the hardest part. here’s how to do the hardest part.

starting is the hardest part. here’s how to do the hardest part.

I hate beginnings. No, that’s not true. I hate starting. I love beginnings. The two inhabit the same genus but belong to entirely different species. The classification has everything to do with sweat and courage and living your life instead of hiding behind it....
how to live a life: alexandra horowitz and the art of observation

how to live a life: alexandra horowitz and the art of observation

When I was twenty-one I spent a summer in Indonesia. Before Indonesia I wrote but I didn’t draw. I didn’t have the patience and I wasn’t very good. After Indonesia I spent hours drawing. I wasn’t a whole lot better but I was more patient. Indonesia slowed life...