Saturday, October 15, 2005

Recommended Reading - The Artist's Way

I first saw this book back in the early 1990's. And like anyone interested in the creative endeavor, I picked it up and browsed through its table of contents.

The book is structured so the reader is an active participant in a 12 step procedure designed to awaken and enhance creativity. No, it's not like Alcoholics Anonymouns and yes, it is a very good read and offers insight into the creative process.

The core of the book is a journal you keep, the purpose of which I assume is to become aware of any critical voices that pop up during the writing process. The book isn't just for writers however and if you're having problems understanding and developing your creative side, it's well worth a read.

P.S. If anyone has read and used the book, feel free to leave your comments.

1 comment:

  1. I borrowed the book but didn't have the time to read it. But, have you ever heard of "The Inner Game of Music"? That talks about the inner voice that you have to "ignore" and how it can grow louder and louder always criticizing and always active trying to distract you.