Lou Agresta

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April 17, 2017

I often hear or read authors and other creatives offering encouragement to those who are not (yet) actively creating. "Try!" they conclude, "Or you'll never know if you can."

It's well meaning, but it's useless.

When you fear to try, "...not knowing if you can..." is you...

April 15, 2017

All my best writing sessions have one thing in common – I recited these little pieces before diving in:

Dante Alighieri, in Canto II of The Inferno (Anthony Esolen translation, 2002):

O Muses, O high genius, aid me now! O memory that engraved the things I saw, Here shall...

August 1, 2015

I love’s me some non-fiction. These are a few books that rocked me world. I thought you might enjoy them as well. As you can see, most focus on material that might interest aspiring fantasy authors.

Cohen, Richard. By the Sword : A History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Sam...

August 25, 2014

How to Be Creative is inspirational, motivational, and free (Hugh MaCleod, the fellow who made it, wants to share).  Send it to all your friends (better yet, send all your friends here) who need to hear “the Word”.  As long as you change nothing, you are not violating...

June 17, 2014

Creative Activation

  • Cameron, Julia. The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life. New York, NY: Tarcher/Putnam, 1999.

  • Cameron, Julia. The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. New York, NY: Tarcher/Putnam, 2002.

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