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The Artist's Way A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity Reader Í 237 pages Download Ú Johnscyclingdiary ´ [Epub] ❧ The Artist's Way A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity By Julia Cameron – The Artist’s Way is the seminal book onThe Artist’s Way is the seminal Way A eBook #180 book on the subject of creativity An international bestseller millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist’s life Still as vital today or p On the whole the key to the Artist's Way is selfishness That is something I fundamentally disagree with You should not skip your child's soccer game to paint your masterpiece Your kid is the masterpiece All of the relationships in your life are masterpieces I use that as an example but there are other moments in this book where self indulgence at the expense of others is encouraged This is loathsomeSo why didn't I just give the book and the program a 1 star rating Because there are some very good ideas in there Namely the morning pages They grow tedious for me but I do find them effective Also I highly recommend taking an hour or two out of your week to have an adventure in the world by yourself This really is a great way to stimulate your creativity no matter what your craft isOverall if you want to try this program go for it and recognize which parts do and don't work for you However I must warn that there is an ugly side to what Julia Cameron preaches here and I won't endorse that

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Erhaps even so than it was when it was first published one decade ago it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work In a new introduction to the book Julia Cameron reflects upon the impact of The Artist’s The Artist's eBoo My New Year's resolution for 1998 was to finally actually DO the Artists' Way I had given it to several people close to me for the last three holidays but I had never actually done the process This is not a book to read It is a book to do and it promises major life changes in 13 weeks I was desperate to find a new way to make a living and decided to give this my best shot 13 weeks later there was no epiphany I still didn't know where to go so I started over from the beginning Two weeks later week 15 it dawned on me and I saw a way out and I knew what I had to do to get there It changed my life

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The Artist's Way A Spiritual Path to Higher CreativityK #192 Way and describes the work she has done during the last decade and the new insights into the creative process that she has gained Updated and expanded this anniversary edition reframes The Artist’s Way for a new century Artist’s Way while it contains some gems is an overall disappointment I’ve started it several times and it took me this fourth time to get all the way through I had previously blamed my inability to finish it on myself than on the work in general The book taken as a whole comes across as pop psychology mixed with a heavy dose of New Age philosophy There is a lot of talk about nurturing the inner child that is our real artist the child’s inability to accept raw criticism and how this creates emotional scar tissue The inner artist child needs to be protected and nurtured and needs to have its hand held and be tenderly led through the miasma of the psyche of the growing artist She even goes so far as to euate poorly delivered criticism to sexual abuse and projects that don’t materialize to miscarriages from which the artist suffers as much as the woman who lost a child That was where she lost me for goodThe book is full of case examples; artists novelists poets script writers all of who benefited from Cameron’s twelve week recovery Should I understand this as Cameron a recovering alcoholic devising her own twelve step program All of these case characters are given to us on a first name basis One example is Ted a blocked novelist who after the program and twelve that number again years of working with the Morning Pages now has three novels to his credit Okay Ted who I want to see his work I also want to see Bob’s breakout documentary the one that a teacher trashed so harshly that Bob hid the reels in his basement which was then flooded Then after opening up to Cameron about the lost project copies of the reels are found and he uses he newfound creativity found with Cameron’s help to finish the documentary and do yet another I want to see these works I want to connect to the tangible success of people who have travel this path that Cameron is leading us on But alas Ted and Bob are just two examples of the long list of one name shadows walking through Cameron’s book The works these people completed and published could be a source of inspiration but are denied us by this one name AA style anonymity After a while I began to uestion how many of these people were real The one example she gave that I found truly inspirational worked for me because she used the full name a name I recognized Blake Edwards and a story about him that is well known It was one I’d heard before and I was glad to be reminded of it It is a loss to Cameron’s work that there aren’t examples that the reader can actually wrap hisher hands aroundCameron also talks long and hardy about her own work much of which is in the film industry I checked on IMDB The list is short two of the citations are for “Special Thanks” on major works by other people She talks about writing plays I can’t find any She apparently worked as a journalist but a uick and far from thorough internet search didn’t turn up any leads I remember seeing one novel by her in the library Google her name and the overwhelming return is for The Artist’s Way This is not to minimize Cameron’s achievements but it would help if she threw up some street signs leading the way to tangible evidence of her own work that shows us her program worksHer idea for Morning Pages does have an application It is an effective brain dump It does clear the pipes so to speak but I don’t see the efficacy of a slave like devotion to the practice I used it long before I found The Artist’s Way I called it “writing in my journal” I use it when my head is cluttered with too much information which often happens during my job running two departments in a busy hotel and trying to maintain even the barest minimum of creative pursuits I can’t see myself however locked into every morning spending up to an hour doing Morning Pages I can put that valuable time to better use writing my novels stories poetry and blog posts I will admit I did exactly what she said not to do; I read the book through instead of doing the weekly exercises In fact the last few chapters were scanned rather than thoroughly read I realized early on that my “blockage” wasn’t about my creativity My creativity is fine I have lots of ideas and when I sit my butt down and work I can actually write and what I write is usually pretty good My blockage is my discipline my self sabotage and my lack of confidence and I didn’t find Cameron’s prescription to be a healing balm for my symptoms I started looking at what some of my favorite and most respected writers have to say about writing unblocking and producing work They don’t talk about twelve step recovery and nurturing our inner child who never grows up They talk about work Getting pen in hand or hands on the keyboard and working They talk about working until it works They talk about breaking through blockages with action not weekly exercises and group therapy sessions These people talk about writing as people of other professions talk about their careers They talk about how it takes work discipline and action and confidence in your ability They talk about being able to recognize good criticism vs poor criticism and being mature enough to deal with both at face value They talk about the reality of rejection and putting it in its proper place and not letting it sideswipe your momentum This is the approach that I believe will work best for me and my writing © 2014 M Romeo LaFlamme