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5.0 out of 5 stars Creativity shouldn't be an accident, July 7, 2011
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This review is from: The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment's Notice (Hardcover)
I feel guilty whenever I read inspirational or self-help books. Anything that's purpose is to inspire, get me off my ass or teach me concepts that I can use during my day seem like cheating to me.

I've always thought our personal creative talents never need nudging. Practice sure, but how is someone else going to help me with my unique process?

Never mind that I've read many books and watched many videos on how to play baseball, tennis and run. Never mind that I take those lessons to heart and use the drills to improve myself over time. Never mind that I never thought I should just intuitively KNOW how to do these things.

That's what The Accidental Creative is about. It taught me how to identify, nurture and improve my creative work by paying attention to the process I go through to produce it. Nothing too cheerleadery (writers get to make up words), but real steps I can take today.

I suppose I should say I received this book while working with Todd Henry's Street Team, but I also bought the Kindle version, so I'm not some freebie takin' dude.
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