The Listening Path Book Review

Summary The latest book from Julia Cameron, The Listening Path: The Creative Art of Attention, was published in January of this year. It has received mixed reviews. I took the time to read it and here are my takeaways. Highlights She reintroduces morning pages and artist dates from The Artist’s Way. Somehow reading about themContinue reading “The Listening Path Book Review”

The Creative Habit Book Review

Summary I borrowed Twyla Tharp’s The Creative Habit: Learn it and Use it for Life from my mother, who said “that book is rich; I felt too inspired!” From the book’s jacket: “creativity is not a gift from the gods… it is the product of preparation and effort, and it’s within reach of everyone.” TheContinue reading “The Creative Habit Book Review”

How to Write One Song Book Review

Summary I knew I wanted to read How to Write One Song after hearing Jeff Tweedy interviewed by Malcolm Gladwell on Broken Record. The book is a short, fun-to-read guide that offers specific tools you can implement to write a song of your own. The title aims to make songwriting seem accessible and down-to-earth ratherContinue reading “How to Write One Song Book Review”

Art Before Breakfast Book Review

Summary Art Before Breakfast by Danny Gregory is a mix of creative challenges (drawing mainly with a little painting thrown in near the end) and motivational messages to encourage the reader to continue their creative pursuits. This short video captures the spirit of making art (not Art) before breakfast. Highlights Obstacles will occur. Keep going.Continue reading “Art Before Breakfast Book Review”