A book written almost 80 years ago by Brenda Ueland, "If you want to write".
1. Everybody is talented, original and has something to say.
We have to break through the shell to find what is true and alive underneath, of our timidity and strain.We all have something to express.
Expressing the truth, speaking from himself, each of us is original. One of the most important is gain the self-trust, like when we were children.
2. To love a person is not giving gifts but listening to them and believing in the good in them. Friends who love you, think you are interesting. "Tell me more." Tell to a friend or imagine such a friend, delighting in what you have to express.
3. Practice, practice, practice.
The creative power must be kept alive by using it but also by giving us some time out. The courage to be idle, let thoughts come to you. Let it grow. Give it freedom.
Ambition, prudence, fear and anxiety inhibit the energy.
With every speech created, delivered (or not) you have learned something. It has stretched or changed even your understanding. Expressing your uniqueness, as it did to you, a day may touch, help another. Share a feeling, a truth.
You will understood better also your own feelings and the events you speak or write about; think about. Express a sincere human feeling deep from you, understand more about it by thinking about, writing, speaking. Sharing.
Not to preach but to give it. It will not be a performance but a generosity.
4. Inspiration comes very slowly and quietly most of the time, but it will come sooner or later: let in the ideas. Do not force them. Dare to be idle! Dare to love people. Seek and ask for the answer in your imagination, but it it freedom, without worry. At times of idleness you are recharged.
Live, tell in the present.