April 25, 2012

Disappearing Cello, Disappearing Words

Posted in Creativity, Peak Experiences tagged , , at 4:28 pm by Rebecca Hein

If I can forget everything but the music I’m playing, including the technique needed to play it, I can get my writing to behave the same way. In music, when I play for fun, not trying to perform brilliantly and not trying to play difficult pieces, I’m most likely to create the magic I want.

Writing obeys the same rules. It’s not in struggling to elevate our ability that we relax and enjoy our words the most. Rather, the Muse sneaks up and anoints us in those simple, stress-free moments where we’re not trying to accomplish anything in particular.

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