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The art of being obscure

Rod Judkins writes:

“If you feel overlooked, that no one is interested in what you’re doing, enjoy the moment. Obscurity is a creative place: you are free to experiment and fail…success bring the weight of expectations, and pressure that can do far more harm than good.”

(pp.113-114, The Art of Creative Thinking)

A wise thought. It feels similar to enjoying the rain when you’re tucked up safely inside. It’s difficult to experiment if everyone is watching you, and we know when we are on show.

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Bio: Sarah-Jane's work is inspired by fairytales, nature, psychogeography and surrealism. She uses bricolage to explore the space between real and imagined; creating alternative narratives as small acts of resistance. Sarah-Jane's work can be seen in various journals, including Waxwing Literary Journal, Petrichor, Sugar House Review (Sugar Suites), Thrush Journal and Iron Horse Literary Review. You can find her on Twitter @Sarahjfc or on her website at

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