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The Real Key to Creativity

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Creativity is hard. It’s messy and it’s inefficient, and for many adults, it’s weirdly intimidating. But whether you’re trying to come up with a way to iterate at work or finally tackle that novel draft, there is one key element that will feed any creative endeavor: confidence.

Journalist and bestselling author Susan Orlean knows a little something about this. Even she struggles when she tries out a new form (in her…

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Amy Shearn

Amy Shearn

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Formerly: Editor of Creators Hub, Human Parts // Ongoingly: Novelist, Essayist, Person