Jeff Leisawitz, author of Not F*ing Around: The No Bullshit Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground, recently interviewed the founder of LA Screenwriter, Angela Bourassa, about creativity as it relates to screenwriters. Check out the interview below. Hopefully it will answer some of your questions and inspire
Editor’s Note: Jeff Leisawitz is the author of Not F*ing Around, a book about jump-starting your creative life which we had the opportunity to review. The book is a quick, uplifting, and fun manifesto on reaching your creative goals, and we heartily recommend it. You can read the first three
by Rebecca Cantor I have never read Elizabeth Gilbert’s work before. Actually, that’s not true–I’ve never finished her work. I tried to read Eat Pray Love while pregnant with my son and on bed rest, but even without the freedom to leave my couch, I couldn’t get through that novel.
Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts, and never hope more than you work.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
This article from Maria Popova discusses the ways in which we are blind to the world that surrounds us. It delves into seeing our own world with artistic eyes, allowing us to be better, more creative writers, comedians, artists, and filmmakers.
Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing.
This advice applies to all sorts of professionals, not just screenwriters.
And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.