Have you ever noticed the word "eat" in the middle of the word "creative"?
Regardless of your chosen craft - writing, painting, composing, whatever - you have more in common with chefs than you may realize.
Chefs mix existing ingredients in ways that excite, enlighten, educate, entertain and probably a bunch of other "e" words I can't think up right now.
There are many, many food and cooking metaphors that effectively describe the creative life.
For example, our creative life feeds us, right?
So on this Thanksgiving Day, I hope you enjoy as much creative inspiration as you do food!
All those crazy ass family members that will surround you?
And all the drama?
And those nonsensical traditions?
That's where the best stories hide.
They always hide in the tension.