Friday, January 21, 2011

The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher CreativityThe Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Not exactly a waste as it has a good selection of quotes, and I agree that there is a creative force (in my opinion) inside of yourself that you can plug into, I didn't find this too helpful.

I have noticed that the preponderance of books on creativity are focused on getting unblocked. This is extremely helpful for those who are. However I think such books to be worthwhile to a general audience need to dig a little deeper and go into ways to sustain creative growth once you get started.

Compare for instance the book...

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles

The focus is primarily focused on a recovery model, with quirky suggestions.

I've noticed that writers on creativity tend to be writers, which sometimes introduces a bias. After many anecdotes about the heartbreaking world of screenwriting the author will often catch herself and say effectively oh yeah and that goes for you painters and folks like that too.

Although good, I do not understand why it has the reputation it has.

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