# The Creative Mind

Inside the chaotic, inspiring, and illuminating mentality of artists.

I Kind of Don't Hate Revising Anymore

I Kind of Don't Hate Revising Anymore

After three decades of dreading revision, writer and editor Erica Davis reveals how she came to kind of not hate revision since receiving her ADHD-Inattentive diagnosis.

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Dear Diary: A Return to Journaling

Dear Diary: A Return to Journaling

It was an act of opening my heart in rebellion against total social isolation. It began as a personal exercise, an uncensored lovefest only I would see.

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#AuthorsLife: The Unbearable Weight of Marketing on Social Media

#AuthorsLife: The Unbearable Weight of Marketing on Social Media

I had to pause and think critically about how I’d gotten here, and where I wanted to go moving forward.

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On Becoming the Myth

On Becoming the Myth

I took a pickaxe to the wall of the well and climbed out, slowly, to find the voice I always had but never listened to.

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Not Your Typical Artist

Not Your Typical Artist

The only thing that “proved” I was an artist was my desire to make art—but was that enough?

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The Myth of Meritocracy

The Myth of Meritocracy

It’s probably too much to ask for Hollywood to ever be a real meritocracy. Nowhere in society does there exist a “real” meritocracy. All we can do is try to make things better for ourselves and for each other ...

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Friendship and an Accidental Obsession with Jane Austen

Friendship and an Accidental Obsession with Jane Austen

Without me even realizing, Emma Thompson had been guiding my ship the moment I put pen to paper. I couldn’t ask for a better teacher.

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You Can't Win

You Can't Win

I look at myself, where I'm at in my career, what I've achieved (or not achieved) so far, and I groan.

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Making a Meal of It

Making a Meal of It

So much of what you adore when you read or watch is the result of an author, screenwriter, actor, director, stepping out onto a limb and offering you more.

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The Year After

The Year After

When you write something and present it to the world, it’s exciting. It might feel like a dream come true. But what they don’t tell you is that it’s also terrifying.

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After Life

After Life

Life isn't promised to anyone.

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Who the Hell Do You Think You Are?

Who the Hell Do You Think You Are?

Be careful to avoid binding your identity too closely to your pursuits.

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Embracing the Blank Page

Embracing the Blank Page

If we get too attached to the goal—get an agent, sell this project—and forget that writing is allowed to be fun.

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How To Hate Screenwriting in 10 Easy Steps

How To Hate Screenwriting in 10 Easy Steps

It’s true that some people are born with a natural loathing for screenwriting. But that doesn’t mean it’s unattainable for the rest of us.

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The Ultimate Growth Opportunity

The Ultimate Growth Opportunity

It was time to grow. I could see it coming miles away, and I knew it wouldn’t be pleasant.

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