The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

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  • @scottlake 1 week

    I THINK someone may have suggested this book FAWM 2018. My kindle tells me I’m 10% through the book. I can say that the author is articulating many of the things that I have found to be true with the practicing of being creative that FAWM has come to mean to me. In fact, the author’s tool she calls ‘the morning pages’ are not unlike the practice of writing our stream of consciousness thoughts that make their way into lyrics. Anyway I’ll be reading this book in January as part of my unblocking of the dam of FAWM. Curious if there are any past or current practitioners of this book here.

  • @bradbrubaker  1 week

    Billy Corgan attributes Siamese Dream to that book.

  • @cts 1 week

    I have a copy of the book. I've had for several years. It's a great read and has helped me in my past endeavors of tearing down creative walls.

  • @cts 1 week

    I have a copy of the book. I've had for several years. It's a great read and has helped me in my past endeavors of tearing down creative walls.

  • @andygetch  1 week

    Seven years ago I went to a songwriting workshop and that was one of the recommended books. I worked through all chapter exercises as I was reading and often do freewriting as a mind dump as well as to generate ideas. Reading the book also inspired me to experiment, paint, and explore other forms of creativity.

  • @natrin 1 week

    Received The Artist’s Way for Christmas so I'm reading it this month too 👍

  • @sbs2018 1 week

    I’ve read the whole series - good idea to get back into it to prep for February.

  • @nancyrost  1 week

    I found this book about 15 years ago and got a lot of reinforcement and inspiration from it. I still use many of the tools. Vein of Gold, which I went through this summer, was more intense and very worthwhile too.

  • @sbs2018 1 week

    One thing Julia said that really stuck with me is when trying something new (like learning the piano for her at 54) is that you have to be willing to be a beginner. I remind myself of that when I get frustrated that having started songwriting later in life I have so much to learn. And FAWMers are such great teachers!

  • @vikkiflawith 1 week

    Yes. Love the Artist's Way and Julia Cameron. Morning pages, artist's dates... being willing to be 'bad' on the road to being 'good'... helps me get through my days of writing not-so-good-stuff just for the joy of it 😁 I will often pick up my book and just let it fall open somewhere and read a bit. One of the things I liked most about it is that you have to 'do' things in order to progress. And I think that is the key to moving forward 😉

  • @darcistrutt  6 days

    I’m a fan and have read a number of her books. Morning pages are my morning habit now. I’m not good at artist dates. I need to work on that. I’m partway through It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again. This reminds me it would be good to pick that up again.

  • @pfoo  6 days

    I ordered this book based on comments here - I'm not quite through the intro material, but I am excited about this book. For decades I claimed that I was not a creative person, and I was ok with that. Now that I am trying to learn to play instruments and create songs I am having to rethink some things. It's been difficult and also fun. Thanks for sharing - I think this book is going to be very helpful for me 😀

  • @kathym 5 days

    This book was suggested to me some years ago by several people. I have it on my shelf, started working through it once. No doubt it is a very valuable resource. At some point I may pick it up again but I've been working on a different daily writing journal for now.

  • @phoenixash 5 days

    @scottlake I have just started reading it and being a spiritual person for most of my life I can honestly say: MY MIND IS BLOWN

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