Yesterday I had a breakthrough. I stumbled upon an old podcast from RadioLab called “Me, Myself, and Muse.” In this episode, Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert describes how her approach to the creative process completely changed after she interviewed Tom Waits, who had a unique take on where inspiration comes from. She discussed how it’s something that exists outside you and even something to be bargained with. I think listening to this is not only inspirational, but a huge relief. If you stop thinking of inspiration as strokes of brilliance that have to come out you..a whole lot of pressure is lifted! Check it out here
While we are talking about wise words from radio shows, check out This American Life host Ira Glass discussing storytelling along to some very well done motion graphics and typography.