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The Steal Like an Artist Journal by Austin Kleon. A notebook for creative kleptomaniacs.
Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon — 10 things nobody told you about being creative.
There is no such thing as a mindless doodle! Unlock the power to think differently and buy The Doodle Revolution by Sunni Brown.
A workbook for cultivating creativity created by Megan Murphy of The Kindness Rocks Project. A great guide full of hands-on exercises to cultivate creativity in anyone. The Art of Connecting, Paperback, $14.95
There are two paths in life: Should & Must. We arrive at the crossroads over and over again, and every day, we get to choose. I love this book! The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna.
A perennial classic whose time has come again, Sarah’s work celebrates quiet joys, simple pleasures, and well-spent moments, and reminds us how to find the beauty in the everyday. Simple Abundance: 365 Days to a Balanced and Joyful Life — I’m grateful I read it years ago and plan to re-read it from an older, hopefully wiser, perspective.
The Memoir Project by Marion Roach Smith. The essential, eccentric guidebook for anyone wanting to write memoir of any length.
Another great book by Elle Luna, Your Story is Your Power, free your feminine voice, with Susie Herrick. Follow the prompts, tools, questions, and advice through a labyrinth of self-discovery to reach the center of your voice, your power, your truth.
An essential volume for generations of writers young and old, Bird by Bird is a modern classic.
If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland — A book about art, independence, and spirit.
On Writing by Stephen King — A memoir of the craft. Part biography, part collection of tips for the aspiring writer.
The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron — A spiritual path to higher creativity.
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield — Break through the blocks and win your inner creative battles.
Show Your Work by Austin Kleon — 10 ways to share your creativity and get discovered.
The Practice: Shipping Creative Work by Seth Godin — a book that will inspire artists, writers, and entrepreneurs to stretch and commit to putting their best work out into the world.
Keep Going by Austin Kleon — 10 ways to stay creative in good times and bad.
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon thoughts on common things by Robert Fulghum