I am so excited to share this interview I did with SARK. As most of you know, she is my mentor and friend and I continue to learn from her and be inspired by her every day. She has a new book out called Juicy Pens, Thirsty Paper: Gifting the World with Your Words and Stories, and Creating the Time and Energy to Actually Do It. Our stories our so important, whether they are on blogs, in scrapbooks or hit the bestseller list. This book is a perfect companion for all of us who have stories to share but feel afraid or blocked or are looking for inspiration. Julia Cameron said it like this: “SARK is a sparkler who jump-starts the creative process. Her ideas are user-friendly, innovative and pragmatic.”
More good news:
We will be giving away 3 copies of Juicy Pens, Thirsty Paper!
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And now for the interview:
You’ve written 14 books so far, nearly a book a year. What do you love about writing and making books?
What do you do when you hit creative blocks? (either in writing or art making) How do you move through those inner critics that try to sabotage your work? For me, they say things like, “You’re not a real writer! Who do you think you are?” How have you quieted those voices over the years?
One way that you inspire me is that you are always curious and questioning and in a state of wonder about the world. You are always growing and expanding how you create and love. I admire this about you.
If there were a recipe for how you would feel totally fulfilled and joyous in the world, what would the ingredients be?
Who do you admire? What do you admire about them?
Do the topics of your books match where you are in your life and the things you are thinking about? If so, I am curious what’s cooking in your pot these days? Where are you exploring and growing in your life right now?
Magic. Miracle walks. Dangerous tea parties.
These are things that are forever SARK to me and delight me so much.
How do you create/stumble upon/serendipitously manifest all that magic in your life? Do you have magic glasses you wear? Do you just see magic where others see regular old life? Do you consciously choose to have adventure show up or does it sneak up on you?
I think people believe that you have something special in this area that they don’t have. Care to demystify the whole magic thing?