This is a self-help classic, which is about "unblocking" creativity and making your creative pursuits a priority in your life. Although it's New Agey as all get-out, and I rolled my eyes sometimes, I did the whole thing. When I started, I hadn't written a word in three years. I haven't stopped writing since I got finished. Claudia Gray, author of the New York Times bestselling YA series, Evernight - in an interview with Booktopia: Ten Terrifying Questions
With the basic principle that creative expression is the natural direction of life, Julia Cameron and Mark Bryan lead you through a comprehensive 12-week program to recover your creativity from a variety of blocks, including limiting beliefs, fear, self-sabotage, jealousy, guilt, addictions and other inhibiting forces, replacing them with artistic confidence and productivity.
This book links creativity to spirituality by showing how to connect with the creative energies of the universe, and has, in the four years since its publication, spawned a remarkable number of support groups for artists dedicated to practising the exercises it contains.
About The Author
Julia Cameron is an active artist who teaches internationally. A poet, playwright, fiction writer and essayist, she has extensive credits in film, television and theatre, and is an award-winning journalist. Her groundbreaking books on creativity have become international bestsellers.
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This book surprised even its publisher by becoming an enormous bestseller, but with hindsight it's not difficult to see why. How many of us have longed to be able to draw or paint, write or compose music? And how many of us have never got beyond the self-doubts, self-criticism and worries that ensure that this longing never becomes anything more than that? Cameron's extraordinary book provides a 12-week course which liberates the reader from the 'I'm not talented enough' conditioning which holds many people back. (Kirkus UK)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 6th June 1997
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 19.0 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.36