Tristan Bancks | Australian Children's & Teen Author | Kids' & YA Books: The Creative Process

Monday, February 25, 2013

The Creative Process


'The more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it... So if you are paralysed with fear, it's a good sign. It shows you what you have to do.'
- Steven Pressfield

Reading Steven Pressfield's brilliant book, The War of Art, I have been thinking a bit about my own creative process.

My feeling is that the book or story will write itself if you will let it. The big challenge is to stop thinking about creating and just to create. Get out of the way and let all the frustrations and questions and mistakes and inner turmoil flow onto the page.


We always want to be boss, to control things, but I don't think creativity works that way. I like to get up at six in the morning and start writing before my brain gets up and starts thinking too much and crushing my sub-conscious, which is where all the best story bits live.

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Hope you get time to make something today.


(Images by Amber Melody)
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