Letters to a Young Artist in the Digital Age: Encouragements for a creative life (Paperback)
In 1929, Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet was published. Ten short letters of encouragement to a 19-year old hopeful poet. And the master gives wonderful advice that still heartens any creative artists around the world. Wonderful advice about craft, not showing your work too soon, keeping the fire alive inside even if you never get the recognition for your poetry. It is still an amazing set of letters. As if written directly to us. While I have not read Rilke's letters for over ten years, I know the spirit and ideas he expressed have kept me hopeful and energetic about my own writing.
My Letters to a Young Artist in the Digital Age has the same intent. Bring a new perspective to the creative process. This creative life is a path and not an end destination. Few of us will become Steven King, or George R. R. Martin, or J. K. Rowling. For those of us still on the path towards recognition or financial success, there are quite a few discouragements and barriers. It can be a struggle to keep your creative self alive and healthy.