Creativity Takes Courage

by Christa Martina



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/13/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 146
ISBN : 9781973660132
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 146
ISBN : 9781973660125

About the Book

Have you ever felt overwhelmed with a particular emotion, a feeling so strong that you wanted to scream aloud but didn’t for fear of the world’s response? Have you ever had a song on your heart, a melody that repeated steadily in the background of your life? Have you ever seen an image so vivid that it almost seemed unreal, a scene of serenity that was always before you even when you closed your eyes to dream? In moments like these, do you feel the urge to create something? What’s holding you back from expressing the very thing that’s impressed on your heart? Creativity takes courage. One must throw caution to the wind in order to unveil these impressions to the world. You want people to experience it through your eyes, but fear of rejection can be overpowering. What if they can’t see it the way you do? Holding your gift inside only makes the yearning to release it greater. Even still, it deprives the world of the beauty that you hold within. Let it out! Write something heart-wrenching. Sing a song so convincing that it brings its audience to their knees in captivation. Paint an image so breathtaking that on-lookers can only sigh.

Let courage propel you forward. This book took that very same courage to write—courage to shovel through the complexity of emotions and courage to come to terms with those emotions in print. May it inspire the courage you need to create something beautiful. May you then share it with the world.

About the Author

Christa Fleming, or Martina her preferred name, was born and raised in Greenville, North Carolina. She is the eldest of four children born to two amazing parents, Johnny and Mary Ann. At a young age, Martina was always jotting down stories and creating notebooks full of characters. Along the way, that passion was forgotten as she ventured off into other adventures. She attended East Carolina University majoring in biology with a minor in Spanish. Upon graduation, she went on to become a paramedic and served her community as a volunteer. With a few years of experience under her belt, Martina was accepted into Methodist University where she went on to obtain a master’s degree in physician assistant studies. She now practices medicine as a general practitioner. In her free time, she loves staying fit at the gym or walking her rambunctious red-golden retriever, Shiloh. Other activities include serving with the children and youth at her local church and spending time with family and friends. Along the way, she rediscovered her love of writing. Her goal is to touch lives with her stories.