The Keys to Prolific Creativity Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B084P8P1M2
- Publication date : March 27, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 2445 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 106 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #77,309 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I am very averse to self help books as they tend to be pretentious and very hit-or-miss when it comes to effectiveness. The Keys to Prolific Creativity does not try to sell a "program" or any kind of "secret technique". Instead, Stewart outlines his "Keys", which are more like habits and mindsets, that are far more adaptable to each individual person and various life situations. Unlike many other "ways to be successful", these keys strike me as very applicable, attainable, and practical.
After reading this, I have rescheduled my life in order to implement the ideas in the book. When was the last time you read something that actually changed the way you live?
For instance, did you know that writing 1000 words a day yields you a full length novel 3 times a year? I didn't either. It's these little perspectives that make the book worthwhile.
He offers simple advice in a concise package meant to inspire you to get back to work...and speaking of which, I have a word document that needs attention. Thanks, David.
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For me, I like the focus on being prolific even with things like a family to juggle. Time management and so on. It's not a how too book, and its not pseudo-philosophy like many books on the subject. It's a short enough book that may make you rethink some of your process in your chosen field.
There are some sections where the author uses some anecdotes to make the point very well, like how a certain work in a different field inspired him to write a fantasy novel, or metaphors like the idea of having a farmers mentality. These are effective at getting the idea across but at times I would have liked these expanded upon even more, but as I said its not a how too guide. It's designed to get you going and at a reasonable prise you get something that's not laborious to read, that you can quickly absorb and get back to the process you may have been neglecting.
The keys to prolific creativity will be helpful to most who seek to read this sort of thing.
It's far superior to other books like:
Keys to Leaving Things Unfinished Upon Your Death.
The kind of advice I've found in this book is much more useful to me than anything I read when studying screenwriting. Most books about writing tell you about how to write (often from one perspective which may be heavily biased) but this book is much more practical and gives you an idea of how one might become a professional.
The most helpful part for me was the advice about treating yourself like a professional instead of an amateur.
I found the prose hard to read sometimes, a couple of sentences in the book required reading multiple times, but mostly it's really well written. I'd recommend it to any creative person who is struggling to be productive.
While I still haven't absorbed all the lessons of it, I appreciate it for giving a short and to the point way to help improve your productivity, which makes it easy to return to chapters if you feel a struggle in some area, or just listen to all again perhaps after taking a break or holiday to get back on track.