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  1. Full-time artists don't work on inspiration.

    If someone is interested in a selection of appeals to authorities, then the list can be given a colossal one, from books of advice for beginners to artists of the first magnitude, regardless of the nature of their work: offhand and without digging into the sources, direct statements on the topic from Michelangelo, Ashbury, Tchaikovsky, Faulkner, Matisse, etc. are recalled.

    The direct relationship between artistic work and inspiration is an archaic stereotype, invented in the 1820s and largely abandoned by the First World War — in other words, the gestalt of a romantic paradigm sharpened by extreme individualism-but it continues to be spread by people who are not related to art, do not live under the same roof with the artist, and therefore have little idea of their daily process.

    The bottom line is that active, motivating inspiration can occur once every six months; but for it to occur at all, the remaining time needs to be worked on anyway. By the way, this is one of the watersheds that filters out amateurs — none of the advice of professional authors causes so much hatred on the part of young talents every time, as a rule, they write every day. “If I wanted another job, I would just get one”, at this level.

    The artist's life consists of constant reading, cramming theory, outside activities like teaching, filling out tons of papers for grants and residencies, maintaining social contacts within the artistic environment, and daily sitting at a blank sheet. Non-artistic parts of the art process take up a separate forty hours per week. Artistic ones come from the top.

    (By the way, a lot of things that look like gusts of inspiration to an outsider — when the namesake lives in constant brainstorming, generates ideas, runs around and writes something down-are usually just symptoms of ADHD. There is nothing good in this, and you don't know what the person pays for it later.)

    And even when it comes to direct work — no matter how inspired any new draft is, it still requires two weeks of running in and editing. There is no such thing as editing by inspiration — it is a slow, long, and purely rational process (which, by the way, is another separate watershed: amateurs don't know how to edit). From the written “under inspiration” after that, not even necessarily anything remains. Like, my responsibility as an author is not to my inspiration, but to my material.

    And these are ordinary things, not something out of the ordinary. Big projects, like shooting a movie or writing a book, live according to their own schedules, where a person either adapts to the conditions or goes home.

    So artists don't wait for inspiration — and, to be honest, they don't think about it. We don't talk about it among ourselves, we don't write about it in the feed. By and large, the only place I see him mentioned all the time is in the questions of non — artists at Q.

  2. It depends on which people have it. For some, this inspiration flows like a fountain, and they only have time to write down, so as not to forget what they need to do later. Others previously suffer for a long time and bear something in themselves, so that it dawns on them. There are some ways to attract inspiration. For some people, it can help to fill their lives with a lot of new events, sensations, travel, meetings with people, the appearance of love experiences, the study of other types and genres of art, etc. In other cases, on the contrary, temporary silence and isolation, lack of constant reflection, restriction in information received from outside can help. As a result, the brain begins to throw up various images and ideas on its own. Creativity is also influenced in general by life experience and the knowledge and feelings gained during life.

    Observation, attentiveness and a non-standard view of the world around us are also important, so that a person can isolate something interesting even from everyday situations.

  3. The problem with creative inspiration is that it is quite difficult to achieve it purposefully. In fact, inspiration is the fruit of love for your business, some bright idea firmly planted in a person's head, as well as a combination of many circumstances. On the other hand, the problem of inspiration is related to the fact that there is no eternal source of inspiration. For some, the source of inspiration is travel, books, music, love, nature, successful people…

    We constantly need to look for something new that can motivate us.

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