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Happy Saturday all :)

I got a late start this morning…too many nights this past week not getting enough sleep. So, in my inhaling caffeine and stumbling across various web pages to get myself motivated to write, I came across a page I’d bookmarked that I knew I’d want to come back to.

And wow, am I glad I did.

Click here to watch a 10-minute interview with award winning screenplay writer Paul Haggis.

Seriously. It’s worth 10 minutes of your time. Even if you’re not writing a screenplay.

He talks about the writing process, about always taking on projects that scare him, always taking on projects where the possibility of failure is high–because those are things that question the human condition and that’s what he wants to attempt. I found it to be incredibly inspiring. No matter what you do for a living, it’s worth 10 minutes to listen to the gems in this clip.

Elaine

  • Thanks for the tip! I’m saving the Haggis video to have with *my* Saturday morning coffee :~)

    It sounds like you might enjoy this short talk on creativity by Elizabeth Gilbert. Scroll down to the TED box:

    http://elizabethgilbert.com

  • Thanks for the comment! Actually I found that Elizabeth Gilbert TED podcast by accident, but what an incredible find!

    I really loved her book (the movie was okay too, but the book = so much better) and enjoyed her speech on TED too.

    Thanks again,
    Elaine