What Failing To Conceive Taught Me About My Creative Spark

Maren Montalbano
3 min readJan 2, 2021
Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust on Unsplash

I’ve always been a sucker for fairy tales.

Some of my favorite tales begin with the story of a king and queen who are unable to conceive. In their desperation, they turn to magical means to get a child.

(Spoiler alert: never, ever involve the realm of Faerie in your fertility treatments. Side effects for the baby include: uncontrollable

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Maren Montalbano

Mezzo-soprano & business coach for creatives. Singer, dreamer, Ren Faire nerd. You can hear me on 3 GRAMMY-winning albums. https://marenmontalbano.com/links