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

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Introduction

“I am writing this book because we are all going to die.” — Jack Kerouac. I suppose that’s why all books are written. Books, whether the study of seashells or Shakespearean verse, help us to live. Books deepen our appreciation, awaken our senses, and strengthen our resolve to live in a meaningful way. This book is my attempt.

All creative acts, especially books, begin with uncertainty and risk. The lack of certainty provides a clearing for the creative impulse to grow. Free from the restraint of self-assured confidence, curiosity kicks in and we begin to wonder “What if?” and “Why?” It’s here that the creative spirit revs up and asks, “What can I do?” and “How can I make the most with what I have?”

Such questions help us grow. And ...

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