In Chapter 1, Twyla Tharp starts with her review of a collaborative process as some other depend upon us holding our integrity to the product as their livelihood depends on it, as with the author’s dance group. For some beginning a creative process, there is so much anxiety before the creativity even begins that they would rather walk away from even starting. Procrastinate is an extreme form of putting off the beginning of a creative process. Some of the reasons one might not even begin, is as a creative process puts out their “identity” for everyone to become witness to -- the flaws & the imperfections. They would rather not expose themselves to the criticism. Creativity has its own daily patterns that when established assists with writers setting up a specific time to write. A painter a space in which to paint. These daily routines become habits over a period of time allowing the creative process to emerge. Creativity is not only for artists -- it’s for everyone, opening a perspective to see the world in many different ways. She discusses that creativity is a habit. Habits are routines which are practiced, daily. The author dispels the myth of genius as “there are no natural geniuses,” only ones who have practiced -- a lot. She prepares her readers, “In order to be creative you have to know how to prepare to be creative.” The book provides exercises to prep for the necessary skills to ensure daily habits of creativity. Her first point is toward “everything is usable,” within your day. In Chapter 2, she prepares her readers for the skills to assist with daily habits of creativity
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These are my daily writings for the 100 day project.