The End of Fall Quarter

Yesterday I shared this quote from Julia Cameron with my Creative Nonfiction students:

There is a persistent notion that we must "wait for the muse to strike," as though creativity were so mysterious and capricious that we can, at best, hope to snare it as we would a rare butterfly.

The reality is just the reverse. We are the ones who show up. We are the ones who disappear for long periods of time. Creative energy is a constant and we can always tap into it.

(from her book, Vein of Gold, page 141)