Sunday, April 17, 2016

Rediscover Your Creativity

So you've retired and the plan was to do all the things you never had time for. Many of these things involved reawakening your creativity, but where do you start. Sometimes it's easier to give up thinking I just don't have it anymore. This book will change your mind.

Julia Cameron is the author of many books on creativity. Perhaps the most familiar is “The Artist's Way.” Building on her initial finding that Morning Pages, writing three stream of consciousness pages every morning, can clear your mind and help you focus on what you want to do, Julia has broadened her program to include memoir writing, solo walks, and artist dates.

This book lays out a twelve week program employing all her tools to help people restart their creativity. Although the books is aimed at people who are retired or shortly retiring, the book can be helpful to anyone at any age. The book does focus the examples on older people, but the problems of seniors hold true across the age spectrum.

I highly recommend this book. I discovered the "Artist's Way" over 10 years ago and have been writing Morning Pages ever since. I had always wanted to write. Writing Morning Pages helped my focus on how to get started. I have now written seven mystery novels. This program can work for you, too.

I received this book from Net Galley for this review.