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Many of us don't fit into the conventional career mold, particularly those of us who work--or aspire to work--in creative capacities. Quality-of-life seekers will feel affirmed upon reading Carol Lloyd's Creating a Life Worth Living, in which she posits, "You are actively searching for two things: the creative life you want to lead and the way to create and maintain that life so that you are as sane and as happy and as financially solvent as you want to be." Not just for those engaged specifically in the arts, Creating a Life Worth Living is for everyone who realizes the need to approach their personal and career problems in a more creative way.
"Every life can benefit from the brilliance and thrill of unleashed creativity," argues Lloyd, "but there are some professions that cannot survive without it." Citing fields as wildly divergent as events planning, teaching, and electronic media (as well as those in the arts), Lloyd outlines nothing less than a plan for reinventing a life. The tasks taken from her workshop encourage readers to investigate old belief systems, then generate new ones. Adding to the book's richness and diversity of resources are writing exercises that provoke awareness, art assignments, and interviews with such artists as vocalist Meredith Monk and writer Mary Gaitskill. Creating a Life Worth Living helps readers focus on and respect a part of the self too often lost amidst the larger pressures to conform.
Carol Lloyd, a writer, performer, and entrepreneur, is the founder of The Writing Parlor, a San Francisco literary arts center. For the past seven years, she has led Life Worth Living workshops, helping hundreds attain their creative dreams. Her essay and short fiction have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times Magazine, the San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Focus, and Salon magazine, where she is a regular contributor.
I love this book!!!! I am making my way through the exercises and am moving towards clarity around my creative life/career!!! Watch out world here I come!!!Published 4 months ago by Debbie Rodriguez
I love this book - it is a gift for anyone who is oppressed by the mainstream notion of work and who may be feeling crushed by the idea of "vocation" - this is not just for... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Aniko Gyi
I've bought, given away, and bought this book again I don't know how many times. It's the best book for anyone hoping to live a creative life that I've ever come across. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Chase
This book should be read by every art school graduate within a month of graduation. In fact I look forward to when I can give each graduate of my art school alma mater a copy every... Read morePublished 21 months ago by A Ryan
Not much different than any other book of this type. One of hundreds, maybe thousands. That being said, this woman has written a book, I have not.Published on June 26, 2013 by flybytardis
the only reason i got this book is because i was intrigued by the title. however, it did nothing to help me.Published on April 14, 2013 by Ashley Rene Clark
I liked the way Ms. Lloyd presented her take on getting into a 'groove' with whatever creative pursuit you are after in your life.Published on January 17, 2013 by Christyn Madau