Favourite Book(s) #3 – Artist’s Way: A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self by Julia Cameron

I came across this book some time ago and recently bought the 2016 anniversary edition. The book was originally released in 2006.

If you read the reviews on Amazon they are quite mixed, some feel it is too religious, others say it is about right. My view is that the messages within the book are worthwhile reading whether you are very religious and devout or not. You need to look beyond those details, undertake the tasks and think.

The book runs over twelve weeks and comprises of text to read, quotes, tasks to undertake and something called Artist’s dates, which are essentially doing something alone that you would not normally do and to embrace the experience.

We are also introduced to Morning Pages whereby you sit and write three pages of notes without any conscious focus on things. I use this as a brain dump, I write all my frustrations, moments of anger, irritations etc. I have done this pretty much every morning for 10 years. I described my processes in this post.

For me this is about my creative self and renewing that.

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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2 Responses to Favourite Book(s) #3 – Artist’s Way: A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self by Julia Cameron

  1. Pingback: Favourite Book(s) #29 – The Writing Diet by Julia Cameron | Anglers Rest

  2. Barb Rogers says:

    Great endeavor…I did it for a while back when it first came out…but decided my creativity needed to wait till I did my spiritual practice in the mornings. That’s just what works for me.


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