Since my new book Real Artists Don’t Starve is coming out soon, I wanted to share with some of my favorite parts from the book.
Here’s the next lesson:
The Starving Artist works alone.
The Thriving Artist Collaborates with others.
Creativity never happens in isolation. It’s almost always a collaborative creation.
No one better illustrates this than the friendship of two of my favorite authors: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.
“There was a group of them,” Diana Glyer told me, “nineteen men, and they got together once or twice a week for about seventeen years. And in those meetings, there was a special kind of
magic that happened.”