The list author says: "It's hard enough to write, create art or compose when you have to do it after an 8+ hour workday. Wasting time being stuck or stalled makes it even worse. On such occasions I reach for one of these titles."
"This is not your usual "how to write" book. The suggestions Barry presents are geared towards beginners at writing. However, I find her books a visual treat, which sometimes helps get the words flowing again."
"I recommend Pierre's book to every friend who tells me that she "can't" finish her novel/resume painting/start playing piano again because she works. "Artist in the Office" shows how to tuck creative moments into each workday."
"I like Heimerl's DiY philosophy: you're not obligated to try to make a living at your art. It's OK to be happy doing what you do for its own sake. He reminds us that at one point in human history, people simply made things for pleasure; they didn't call it art."