Big Magic is Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book, coming in September from Penguin (Riverhead). I’m excited about it because I wholeheartedly believe everything Gilbert says about creativity. These beliefs, mainly that we are meant to create and that we become miserable when we don’t, are what drive me to write, to allow myself to create, to honour myself by letting myself write whatever I want, and to encourage others to foster that part of them too.
Write what you want. Don’t worry. Your only job is to make the thing.