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Toni Morrison on Creation

What I learned from Toni Morrison about Creation
Toni Morrison on Creation

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Welcome to Make Daily! This episode contains an idea, reflection, and a simple action you can take on your creative project today.

The world is noisy and your dreams deserve attention. Use this minute to shift your focus back to what you want to get done today.


Idea 💡

"If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it." — Toni Morrison

Reflection 🤔

You can make something that no one else can.

Some creations will inspire you, but you’ll never find anything that perfectly aligns with your vision, skillset, or experience. You have to go out there and make it yourself.

Action ✅

What do think makes you “weird” to your creative peers? Embrace that part of yourself in the work today.

It’s what makes you great.


Deeper Dive 🌊

Toni Morrison is one of the greatest writers of all time. In the video below, Toni explains how she couldn’t find a story she wanted to read, so she wrote it herself.

“I didn’t discover why I wrote until later. I came at it as not a writer but a reader and such a story didn’t exist. Every little homely black girl was a joke or didn’t exist in literature, and I was eager to read a story about how racism really hurts and can destroy you.”

Here’s the full clip (4m long)

About the creator 👤

Toni Morrison was an American novelist. She wrote The Bluest Eye, the critically acclaimed Song of Solomon, and others. In 1988, Morrison won the Pulitzer Prize for Beloved (1987); she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. Morrison became the first black female editor in fiction at Random House in New York City in the late 1960s. Morrison's works are praised for addressing the harsh consequences of racism in the United States and the Black American experience. (Via Wikipedia)


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Alex