Elizabeth Gilbert on Creativity – My New Hero!

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray and Love (which, of course, is set in Italy!)discusses creativity in this short and inspirational talk for TED.

I love motivational books and speakers and the Internet really is your friend with so many resources to educate, inspire and entertain. Recently, I have been trying to watch short films after lunch to get me in the mood for the later afternoon's work at the keyboard. I have to say it has definitely helped. Also, to get a writer talking about 'the muse' is just the icing on the cake. Elizabeth has such a charismatic and warm presence on stage too and a wonderful way of expressing herself. In short – I just loved it!  I hope you enjoy what she says as much as I did.


  1. She is so fantastic! Thank you for posting this lecture. I am so glad to have come across your site today, as this is certainly what I needed to hear as I trudge through my own writing.
    I am a recent expat in Italy, and just took on a job translating a manuscript. I would love to keep in touch with you as my months in Italy turn to years. You seem to have a pretty good grasp of picking up writing work. I have recently come to terms with the fact that writing continually presents itself as the inevitable direction of my life. An idea I once scoffed at due to its lack of steady employment, but now embrace as my only means of creative outlet.
    I have only read a few of your postings, but I have already gained so much. Thank you.
    Cordiali saluti,
    Nicole Ruskelle

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