Sometimes, being creative feels like an overflowing river bursting its banks, granting fruitfulness to the land. At other times, it can be like trying to get blood from a stone. A common piece of advice for being creative is the important of writing regularly – the more you do it, the easier it becomes. There is some truth in this. After all, that is how the brain works. Neuronal connections become stronger each time the connection is repeated. So of course, one would not want to dispute neurobiological research. But I can testify to the argument of writer Elizabeth Gilbert, speaking at TED, that creativity is not the result of a purely mechanical process but something that is given to us from a force larger than ourselves.