Contributing writer for The Artifice.
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When Inspiration Captures You
You may have heard about the quote by Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of "Eat Pray Love”: Creativity is a crushing chore and a glorious mystery. The work wants to be made, and it wants to be made through you.
I understand what she means. I sometimes have an urge to write something down or respond to others’ texts. I usually first start writing in my mind and organizing the words in my head first. I just have to let it out. One of my selves would say : choose the right time and right way to say. But I may be under some supernatural power’s control. I can not stop myself. After writing down, I am calm and peaceful. But I won’t be able to produce anything relevant to the same topic soon. I can really feel the idea/inspiration captures me and makes me want to write.
What would you do when you are hit by inspirations? Do you have the experience that the work captures you? How does it feel like? High quality work when you are made to create?