Creative Process

Omega: What instrument would you still like to learn how to play?

Jimmie: I would love to play the piano. I always regret that I didn’t learn the piano. I also would like to play the electric guitar.

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Omega: How has your acting career influenced your writing practice?

Maia: It’s the same process, only with different outcomes. Really good acting is about being completely present in the moment. It's about...

Omega: In your book What It Is, you have a character that says, “The thing I call ‘my mind’ seems to be kind of like a landlord...

Omega: What is your definition of a personal or professional Renaissance?

Michael: We are all born with the capacity for genius. Every healthy child displays boundless energy, wild imagination, and...


Creativity is a way of living life that embraces originality and makes unique connections between seemingly disparate ideas. Creativity is about living life...

“You seem so... fine,” a woman tells me after my bookstore reading, a stunned look on her face. The girl she’d read about in my memoir got into a car with a stranger at age 8, dropped acid at 12, and got evicted with her family twice before she...

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