Nurturing our craft.

A few months back, Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love shared an interesting way of looking at the gift/curse that we all share as artists and writers.  The occasion was a presentation at TED, in California.  Not familiar with TED?  Take a few minutes (ok, about 20:00) and check out her idea for nuturing your creativity.  Success as a writer isn’t about being a genius, it’s about being willing to have one.  

After that, maybe give TED a short look around.  It’s fascinating, inspirational, motivational stuff.  
(But don’t spend too much time there at once, eh?  There’s writing to be done.)

About Clay Stafford

Clay Stafford is an author / filmmaker ( and founder of Killer Nashville ( As a writer himself, he has over 1.5 million copies of his own books in print in over 14 languages. Stafford’s latest projects are the feature documentary “One of the Miracles” ( and the music CD “XO” ( A champion of writers, Publishers Weekly has identified Stafford as playing “an essential role in defining which books become bestsellers” throughout “the nation’s book culture.” (PW 6/10/13)
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2 Responses to Nurturing our craft.

  1. Jamie Mason says:

    I loved that video so much. I should watch it again. There's a twenty minutes that's never wasted.

  2. Beth Terrell says:

    I hadn't seen this before. It was exactly what I needed to hear.

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