Keeping Creative Faith:

I stumbled upon a fantastic interview between
coach Cheryl
Richardson and author Andre Dubus last
week. Andre is the author of The Oprah Book
Club pick,
"The House of Sand and Fog," and a new book,
"The Garden of Last Days."

In the interview Cheryl and Andre discuss the
writer’s life, creativity, publishing and
many other inspiring topics. I highly
recommend downloading this and listening in
while you are working at your desk, in your
garden, studio or while making dinner for
yourself or your clan.

One of the magical moments was when
Andre described sending his books to at least
25 publishers EACH before finding that one
who was willing to take the risk with him. If
you know his work, you know the rest is
history, including Oprah’s endorsement.

It isn’t always easy to hold on to
perseverance and faith, yet as creative
individuals, these traits are necessary to
sustain belief in our talent and the gifts we
have to bring to the world.

Here are a few tips to keeping creative
faith. If you have some you would like to
share, you can post it here.

  • Never take no for an answer!  It actually
    just might be a wrong fit!
  • Keep a list of positive perseverance  and
    faith affirmations by your desk
  • Write yourself a cheer letter and keep it
    in your desk
  • Read biographies of people who have
    perservered and thrived in the face of difficulty

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