- File Size: 978 KB
- Print Length: 98 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1523716444
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: October 13, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B016N02JCC
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His guidance is practical, and realistic. His way of writing moves you along easily, and he lays out a methodology that anyone can and should follow. He won't make you feel all glowy and wonderful inside, he does not portend any riches or immediate gratification or mystical transformation into the creative genius you want to be.
His way is a time proven method, and is presented chapter by chapter as meaningful and sound advice. As each page unfolds, you know what you will have to do to develop your most important habits, and he presents it in a way that makes you want to do the work. For me this book was a call to action, and I found myself making notes, and planning adjustments to how I will proceed with my creative works.
This is another must have book for just about anyone on the creative path.
1. Getting Creative: Developing Creative Habits that Work by Drew Kimble is a short, nonfiction book about how you can get more done in your creative life if you develop habits that boost your productivity and are easy to maintain.
2. While these tips for developing your own creative habits can be used anywhere, they are especially helpful for writers because a lot of Drew's examples that he uses throughout the book are writing oriented. I definitely think that any writer, artist, or creative type can gain insight from this book though.
3. One of the big reasons why I enjoyed this book so much is that in a way, Drew urges us to pace ourselves. He points out that it's really easy to start a project all gung ho and let it fall to the wayside. But throughout the book, he shows us that setting little daily (or weekly or monthly) goals for yourself is the best because that way you can keep achieving your goals over and over again.
4. He really dives into the reasoning behind goal setting and I think that's really important! Sometimes we don't know what's stopping us. Take this quote from earlier on in the book:
"We hate that feeling of pain and awkwardness, which is why we do everything we can to avoid it at all costs. One of the first questions we ask ourselves before we attempt to do something is, Is this going to hurt or make me look like a complete idiot?"
We shouldn't feel that way! And that's what Drew is trying to teach us. If we set little, manageable goals for ourselves we can still get things done but also stay realistic.
5. Last but not least, I really liked the focus on having a creative space and a creative ritual. I have to agree with some of the artists/writers that he mentioned talking to. I am definitely one of those people who once they get a mug off coffee in their hand, it's TIME TO WRITE!
I was given a copy by the author in exchange for an honest review!
The book is written in a clear and conversational manner and is easy to read. Even though as an indie author I have already established a regular writing practice, I had a couple of Aha! moments as I was reading the book and I still found plenty to motivate and inspire me. So though the book is aimed at beginners, creative artists of all levels of experience will find it useful - no matter how experienced you are, it's always useful to be reminded of things that you may already know, but have forgotten or ignored.
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