The book above is the most empowering nonfiction book I’ve ever read so far.
Quite simply if you are an artist you must create your chosen art.
To encourage you to go out and buy it I’ll quote from the Apple computer 1997 advertisement featured in the book:
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.”
Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind (2015) by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire is the most uplifting and inspiring ode to doing your own thing.
10 things highly creative people do differently involve:
Openness to Experience
Turning Adversity into Advantage
Wired to Create is on par with Dark Horse: Achieving Success through the Pursuit of Fulfillment.
For any reader engaged in battle between self-doubt and confidence about their Art or your Self as the individual qualified to make this Art I say: Read this Book.
Being wired to create is a gift. What makes you different gives you an advantage.