Thursday, July 20, 2006

Eric Maisel, Creativity Coach

Just finished reading Eric Maisel's latest, Coaching the Artist Within: Advice for Writers. Actors, Visual Artists & Musicians from America's Foremost Creativity Coach. Yes, I recommend it. Here I am in year five (more or less) of writing an epic novel (up to page 427 today). It's a marathon. I'm big on sports psychology. If I could boil all the advice down to one single thing, it would be "CRA," Consistent Resilient Action. You drop the ball? CRA. You have to cut that sucky chapter? CRA. Or, to use the mountain climbing analogy, it's about putting one foot in front of the other. Eric Maisel rocks.