creative anxiety

creative anxiety

State immediately preceding expression of a insight or creative thought.
References in periodicals archive ?
Mastering Creative Anxiety examines every type of psychological barrier that could prevent a person from succeeding.
Vincent Fecteau's modest-scale sculptures have always exuded a curiously mixed vibe: They're inviting because of their arts-and-crafts materials yet repellent because of their open, even defiant expression of creative anxiety.
Carver once described the short story as 'the bastard stepchild of literature' but its legitimacy has long been established by practice and acceptance, so that the creative anxiety of Katherine Mansfield in the early years of the twentieth century in having to confess that she wrote 'only short stories; just short stories' now seems needlessly apologetic.
Full browser ?