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Forget inspiration. Try creative momentum.

By Brian Gehrlein Forget inspiration. Try creative momentum... I want to share some truths I’m learning about the power of creative momentum. Lin Manuel Miranda says about his writing process that he, "keeps writing and writing until the water is clear and you can find your own voice.” That implies the first things to come out of the Tony award winning creative powerhouse are rusty and essentially crap! It takes time to pick up speed and get into a rhythm and to discover the heart beat of the thing you are working on. That’s creative momentum and it’s your new best friend. The artist Chuck Close said, “inspiration is for amateurs—the rest of us just show up to work.” I think about the jobs i


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