With humorous, clever language and fanciful line drawings, Cameron describes the dreadnaughts you might encounter on your creative journey, from Worrywarts (who try to put a damper on your enthusiasm) to Bad Fairies (who try to bring you down a peg to their level) to Tokyo Roses (who try to make you doubt yourself). She also details the many situations that can bump you off your flight path, such as the Wall (which you're bound to smash into about two-thirds of the way through a project and which tells you your work is so bad you should just abandon it).
As in her previous works, Cameron provides plenty of exercises to get your creative juices flowing and fight off dreadnaughts. And she again advocates "morning writings"--jotting down three pages of longhand musings each day--to clear your head, keep your creative trajectory in mind, and identify potential obstacles and allies.
If you loved The Artist's Way, you'll find this book to be a delightful companion volume, filled with a vast array of creative and spiritual insights. --Nancy Monson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Julia Cameron has provided much-needed advice for all of us with creative muscles that beg for exercise. Read morePublished on June 7, 2009 by pats1403
This is an incredible read, that if you do the exercises, will really assist in clearing your creative energy, unblocks inspirational insights, and it is very funny! Read morePublished on August 4, 2008 by Janine Elias
A great book from Julia's series of guides for the writer. Short, but powerful, entries make it great for reading while commuting, or for taking away for the weekend.Published on April 26, 2008 by B. Kelly