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The Muse Is In: An Owner's Guide for Your Creativity

December Leaks of the Owner’s Manual for Your Creativity

By Jill Badonsky

"The first step to activating your creativity is to simply believe you CAN be creative, even if it's just a tiny more belief than you had a minute ago." — Jill Badonsky

Our reporters from Trickyleaks were fired. See previous Trickyleaks.

Amazon has replaced them as the world’s leak leaders, because NOW you can take a peek at MANY pages from Jill Badonsky’s new book, The Muse is In: An Owner’s Guide to Your Creativity.

BookmarkJust beam yourself over to Amazon and click on the Look Inside feature by the picture. If you are logged into your Amazon account, you will get to see about 50 pages — a virtual mega-exposure explosion, which generally makes authors grumpy and growl words like, “Why in the flibbertymisfit would anyone buy the blasted book if they can see that much of it?!”

Badonsky was unavailable for comment. She was in her studio making art. See illustration.

Sometimes it’s best just to say, “So what?! What shall we make next?”

Other things creative people say to themselves and others to successfully keep their creative sanity and protect against the unwieldy beasts that conspire against the merriment of life, by stealing contentment, inspiration and motivation:

  • “Can’t wait to see what I come up with next.”
  • “Take this drama and put it on the page or the canvas. It’s fodder for creativity, not tumult.”
  • “Like hell I won’t.”
  • “How can I make this fun?”
  • “I’ll do my life my way, thank you very much.”
  • “Table for one please. Not too close to the kitchen”

The Muse is In: An Owner's Manual for Your CreativityLife is short. Don’t get snagged in the net. Carry shears. Wear a flashlight on your head, and ride it like you stole it.

Hope I’m not being too esoteric.

And Holiday Bonus: Dysfunctional family terror at the holidays? Use your creativity to triumph.

Next: The Love and Pathology of Writing a Book »

© 2012 Jill Badonsky. All rights reserved.

Jill BadonskyJill Badonsky is a creativity coaching pioneer, inspirational humorist, artist, and founder of Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching™. Her latest book is The Muse is IN: An Owner’s Manual to Your Creativity. More »

Updated 12/18/13