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Looking for Inspiration? Time to Conjure Up Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic

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After reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s new mind-shifting book on creativity and inspiration, forcing my offspring to listen to yet another revelation, and adding so many page flags that the book now looks like a mass of sticky notes, I was stumped about what to say. Ironic, no? Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear (Riverhead Books/Penguin; September 22, 2015) is all about the spark of inspiration with which we all struggle. Clearly I wasn’t sparking. As you know, ideas don’t always come when we need them. What’s that you say? You don’t think of yourself as creative? Gilbert says this is nonsense. All humans have the potential for creativity; we just have to open ourselves up to letting ideas come visit us.…

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