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The Creative Fight: Create Your Best Work and Live the Life You Imagine by Chris Orwig

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Chapter Twenty-Four. The Missing Muse

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There is no way to know for certain when the creative spark will strike. Yet as with carrying a lightning rod in a storm, there are ways to increase the odds. As we’ve seen throughout this book, showing up and working hard can make a huge difference. As Coleman Cox said, “The harder I work the luckier I get.” And I say that the harder you work, the more creative you become. Effort and creativity are closely intertwined.

The celebrated American painter and photographer Chuck Close put it this way: “The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. ...

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