Wouldn’t it be fantastic to have a reliable source of inspiration?
You’re an artist, a maker, a designer, a crafter. A writer, a magic-maker, a hardcore radio journalist who’s interested in just-the-facts with a dash of human interest. What you do best is to create. What you rely on is hard work and inspiration.
Wait — did I just say inspiration? Isn’t inspiration for hacks? Edison was all about 99% perspiration, 1% inspiration, right?
Inspiration is the surge of electricity that flows through you when your creative process is going smoothly.
Inspiration is what causes the hours to fly by. (Lunch? What lunch?)
I raise my hand for inspiration because without it, we’re cogs cranking out stuff that doesn’t light us up; worse yet, we stall because the well’s gone dry.
We require fuel to power our creativity. Where’s the Electricity? is your savvy guide to uncovering that fuel reliably. Delightedly.
Where’s the Electricity? is a workbook and audio duo designed to share with you my method of finding the power source behind your work: obsessions and themes. This isn’t a linear, 1-2-3 guide, because creativity doesn’t work that way.
What Where’s the Electricity? does do is to guide you through the process of uncovering your own obsessions and themes through a free-flow process.
The next time you’re stuck on a project, you’ll know where to turn: to your own unique obsessions and themes.
You’ll have pages and pages of information that inspires you, and only you.
That’s the amazing thing about obsessions and themes — they’re yours. And they’re completely original. Just like you.
You’re a creative who:
- May or may not be comfortable with the term “creative,” but nevertheless utilizes creativity on a regular basis
- Consistently strives for artistic, compassionate excellence
- Wants to build a body of work that you’re proud of
- Believes in working hard without burning out
- Is comfortable with the intuitive way in which you work… but wouldn’t mind a reliable source of inspiration to turn to when the going gets stuck
- Doesn’t believe in a one-size-fits-all solution for artistic processes
- Is ready to step into a source of greater ease when it comes to your creative work
In the workbook, you’ll discover:
- Ways to think about your own creative legacy
- What obsessions and themes have to do with creative legacy
- The importance of obsessions and themes in fueling your work
- Concrete methods to find and examples of creative obsessions
- An interview with award-winning poet and writer Jessica Piazza about how obsessions with phobias and philias informed her Balcones-Prizewinning book, Interrobang
- The importance of uncovering your key thematic questions, and how to find them in your own work
- Concrete methods to find and examples of thematic questions
- How to move forward once you’ve found your “electricity”
Where’s the Electricity is $30. You’ll receive a .zip file containing a beautifully designed PDF and an .mp3 audio companion — please note that you’ll need a laptop or desktop computer to unzip the file, as mobile devices won’t be able to unzip the file themselves.