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Supplies: A Troubleshooting Guide for Creative Difficulties Paperback – March 31, 2003
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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.
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Latest endeavor: Julia Cameron Live, an online course and artists' community led by Julia. It is the most comprehensive discussion she has ever done on The Artist's Way, and the first time she has allowed cameras in her home. www.juliacameronlive.com
Top Customer Reviews
True, in its pages you will recognize all those people who hem you in or hold you up. But you will perhaps also recognize what I did: deep bitterness. I'm 3/4 through the book and have been almost stunned at all the examples of, asides about, and ungloved swipes at movie industry people. Other blocking personalities are treated with a bit of remove and wry humor. But when JC launches on the movie-industry-specific examples, her venom and bitterness seep through. That flaw discredits whatever [thin] usefulness I might previously have found. I hate to say this, but I'm glad I bought it used rather than new.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I just got the book and it wastes no time getting to the point of the matter. It's great and useful!!Published 20 days ago by bisi adeshina
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
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