In a talk given at a TED conference, author Elizabeth Gilbert gives her thoughts on the elusive creative genius. It’s a video that is both moving and inspiring in equal measure; the writer muses on everything from the huge responsibility placed upon creative minds, to living up to the expectations of others.
In opening up about her own experiences when writing the follow-up to the huge success that was ‘Eat, Pray, Love,’ she gives her advice on how to see past unreasonable expectations of genius – and simply be the best you can be, whether that’s as a writer, a musician or any other kind of artist. Olé!
Elizabeth Gilbert’s new novel, The Signature of All Things, is released on 1st October 2013. Her latest release follows nineteenth-century botanist Alma Whittaker on a journey of adventure, discovery, passion and love.