A Creator Does Not Build on Emotion
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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The consumer is wholly moved by a creation, a song or a film or the grandeur of a building, and expects that a creation is built with the same emotion, but it isn’t, a creation is built through practice and then more practice and then skill and craftsmanship and then planning and the execution of […]

Sunday Morning Music, Menomena
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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I’ve heard a rumor that the soundtrack to Blue Like Jazz may be filled with Portland bands. I know Steve is fond of Menomena. We shall see. Enjoy Portland’s Menomena:

A Creator Gets Rid of the Takers in their Life
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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My friend Ben, who is an accomplished photographer, told me a long time ago he got rid of the takers in his life. I’ve done the same, and I’ve had it for the better. This is a harsh thing to talk about, because most of us think we are supposed to love and be accessible […]

A Creator Knows Their Likes and Dislikes
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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As a creator, your experiences matter. What you create over the coming year or years will be born out of how you spend your time. And there are, no doubt, a great many pressures on your time. We are fully into a new decade now, and I did a little experiment at the turn of […]

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Thoughts on Egypt
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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As I follow the story in Egypt, I’m excited that the people are taking stands for democracy, and taking stands against a ruler who has only given lip service to the ideas of democracy. And yet these things are more complicated than they seem. Here are some perspectives I’ve been pondering as the hourly updates […]

A Creator Does Not Entertain Hypotheticals
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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I liked this line from the film True Grit: “I do not entertain hypotheticals, the world as it is is vexing enough.” Most of the things we worry about, as creators, never happen. We are not as rejected as we think we are, in fact, our creation has given us a greater community, even if […]

A Creator Finds a Rhythm and Loves the Rhythm
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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So if the work you are creating demands completion before you can find fulfillment, it’s doubtful the creation will be finished, and perhaps more doubtful it will be any good when it’s done. You’ll labor through it, pushing it up a hill like a broken cart. But if you can love the actual work, not […]

Sunday Morning Music, The Be Good Tanyas
By Donald Miller
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Sunday Morning Music, The Civil Wars
By Donald Miller
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Commit to the Work, not the Goals
By Donald Miller
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A Creator Must Believe He Has the Authority to Create
By Donald Miller
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