Tag: Robin D. Laws

Creativity: Dealing with Self Doubt

by on Jun.27, 2011, under Articles, Blog, The Power of Words, Writing

Ever had a creative endeavor you’ve wanted to try but just couldn’t get yourself to do it? Or caught up in the middle of your art, or your novel, and realized just how crappy it really is and wanted to stop?

We’ve all been there, believe me. How do I know? Well because often I find articles and blog posts that talk just about that.

Against Creative Paralysis (Starter Edition) [Robin D. Laws LJ]

Against Creative Paralysis (Advanced Edition) [Robin D. Laws LJ]

Robin D. Laws is a game designer. He designed the collectible card game Shadowfist, as well as the RPG Feng Shui, He knows a few things about creative endeavors. The articles talk about avoiding creative paralysis but one line in the advanced edition sticks out to me. It is a quote he likes to say:

“Don’t get depressed about not being where you want to be. This nagging feeling of anxiety is actually called ambition. Ambition is your friend.”

I do love that quote. He cites it as the words of director Atom Egoyan. I’ve never heard of him, but the quote

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