Where Do Creative Breakthroughs Come From? Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Writing Process

I think breakthroughs come from putting an inordinate amount of pressure on yourself and seeing what you can take and hoping that you grow some new muscles. It’s not really that mystical, you know? Repeated practice over and over again and then suddenly, you become something that you had no idea you could really be.
— Ta-Nehisi Coates, Writer

Watch the full clip featuring the acclaimed author via The Atlantic below.

Ta-Nehisi Coates on writing: "I always consider the entire process about failure, and I think that's the reason why more people don't write."

Posted by The Atlantic on Wednesday, August 5, 2015