No-nonsence list of what not to do: Hidden habits of ineffective people (Quora / Chris Wake)
More philosophical discussion (and book advertisement) on the difference between “The artist” (who gets creative things done) and “The addict” (who’d love to do creative stuff but doesn’t because is addicted to the current situation).
A few months ago, a colleague of mine told me about meeting a young woman who was “passionate” about writing. He asked her what she had written recently, and she said nothing. In recounting the story to me, he said, “How can you say you’re passionate about something if you’re not doing anything about it?” Good question.