subwaybookreviewElizabeth: "I had a basketball coach in high school. He knew that we were lazy and didn't care. We were pretending to care, pretending not to be lazy. He would say: you gotta know in life girls, folks can tell the difference between chicken shit and chicken salad. Be chicken salad. Be authentic. What I'm looking for, and I know it when I feel it, is a sort of deep magical thinking. This doesn't mean that every day of writing is fun and productive. But what it means is that I never fall into the despair of feeling like I'm alone in an empty room with a brick wall. I believe that an idea chooses me because it thinks that I can do it. It's a little bit like being a medium. I love Hilary Mantel who wrote Wolf Hall and is an unapologetic mystic. Most artists are. Anyone who has ever made or created anything, no matter how modest, has felt the idea ‘moving through you’. Sometimes that means laboring. I know the difference between something that comes from me and something that comes through me. The ‘from’ is the heavy lifting and the ‘through’ is the Big Magic. You don't get to the Big Magic without the heavy lifting. You've got to sweat a little.”
@elizabeth_gilbert_writer // Read the full interview with Elizabeth Gilbert. Link in bio ✨
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- thee_weeping_willowThank you
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- shereadsalotofbooksShe makes it sound so hard. It is I guess.
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- mayhemmemoirLoved this book!!
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- hopscotchmaryYay! I just started this book last evening!
- cait__humeAbsolutely loved this book!! @elizabeth_gilbert_writer This is ALL me right now on this article!! @josie_a_est
- lisaharmonmartinezI'm in the middle of it and I'm so obsessed with this book right now!
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