Pursuing the creative life in the digital age offers plenty of new opportunities and its fair share of challenges. The ease with which digital platforms allow us to reach our audience and share our work breaks down entry barriers that used to keep creators and makers isolated and unnoticed. But that easy access goes both ways—artists are now forced to install security measures for personal safety and carve out quiet spaces for proper development of their craft.

In this episode of Persuasion, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson wrap up The Creative Process series with a discussion about the tensions that must be acknowledged as part of the creative life. Is it possible to achieve a level of success that eliminates the creative struggle? What role does stewardship play in giving your creative life the attention it needs to thrive? How does an artist’s personal growth affect the type of creative work pursued? Conversation covers everything from personal reflections to Taylor Swift’s struggle to sing her own songs to the future of Persuasion. Listen in for dialogue on topics like these as we wrap up our series on the creative process, then continue the conversation on Twitter @PersuasionCAPC or in the CAPC members-only community on Facebook.


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Persuasion 178 Resources & Links

Why Can’t Taylor Swift Perform Her Own Songs? It’s Complicated, Bloomberg

Taylor Swift cleared to perform old songs at AMAs after label backs down, The Guardian

Daily Rituals: Women at Work by Mason Currey

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Persuasion 171 | The Creative Life

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Persuasion 173 | Processing Art’s Temporal Nature, with Kendall Vanderslice

Persuasion 174 | Processing Voice & Platform, with Helen Lee

Persuasion 175 | Processing Authenticity, with Sara Groves

Persuasion 176 | Processing Productivity, with Mike Cosper

Persuasion 177 | Processing Reach & Impact, with Erik Lokkesmoe

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