About the Book
"A course in discovering and recovering your creative self"--Cover.
Book Synopsis "Julia Cameron invented the way people renovate the creative soul." -The New York Times
With its gentle affirmations, inspirational quotes, fill-in-the-blank lists and tasks -- write yourself a thank-you letter, describe yourself at 80, for example -- The Artist's Way proposes an egalitarian view of creativity: Everyone's got it.--The New York Times Morning Pages
have become a household name, a shorthand for unlocking your creative potential--Vogue
Over four million copies sold!
Since its first publication, The Artist's Way
phenomena has inspired the genius of Elizabeth Gilbert and millions of readers to embark on a creative journey and find a deeper connection to process and purpose. Julia Cameron's novel approach guides readers in uncovering problems areas and pressure points that may be restricting their creative flow and offers techniques to free up any areas where they might be stuck, opening up opportunities for self-growth and self-discovery.
The program begins with Cameron's most vital tools for creative recovery - The Morning Pages, a daily writing ritual of three pages of stream-of-conscious, and The Artist Date, a dedicated block of time to nurture your inner artist. From there, she shares hundreds of exercises, activities, and prompts to help readers thoroughly explore each chapter. She also offers guidance on starting a "Creative Cluster" of fellow artists who will support you in your creative endeavors.
A revolutionary program for personal renewal, The Artist's Way
will help get you back on track, rediscover your passions, and take the steps you need to change your life.
"Without The Artist's Way
, there would have been no Eat, Pray, Love
." --Elizabeth Gilbert The Artist's Way
is not exclusively about writing--it is about discovering and developing the artist within, whether a painter, poet, screenwriter, or musician--but it is a lot about writing. If you have always wanted to pursue a creative dream, have always wanted to play and create with words or paints, this book will gently get you started and help you learn all kinds of paying-attention techniques; and that, after all, is what being an artist is all about. It's about learning to pay attention. --Anne Lamott
This is a book that addresses a delicate and complex subject. For those who will use it, it is a valuable tool to get in touch with their own creativity. --Martin Scorsese
About the Author Julia Cameron
has been an active artist for four decades. She is the author of more than forty books, fiction and nonfiction, including such bestselling works on the creative process as The Artist's Way
, Walking in this World
, and Finding Water,
as well as the upcoming book, The Listening Path
. A novelist, playwright, songwriter, and poet, she has multiple credits in theater, film, and television. She divides her time between Manhattan and the high desert of New Mexico.