Summary of Your Elusive Creative Genius

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Must you suffer for your art? The best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love says the creative process need not be so painful.


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Attempting to create an artistic masterpiece is as overwhelming as “swallowing the sun,” confesses best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert. Yet this is the burden that begetters of creative works experience, and many wilt under the pressure. In this enchanting lecture, Gilbert proposes a way to alleviate the anxiety that so often accompanies the creative process. getAbstract recommends this talk across industries to creative types who agonize for the sake of their art.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why creativity and suffering are so closely aligned,
  • How the ancient Greeks and Romans viewed inspiration, and
  • How to remove fear and anxiety from the creative process.


When Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the best-selling book Eat, Pray, Love, talks to people about her work, they inevitably ask whether she is afraid that she will never surpass the heights of her previous...
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Elizabeth Gilbert is a journalist and the author of the best-selling memoir Eat, Pray, Love.

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