But I don't do a hell of a lot of social media, and the plasticity of actors in movies and TV gives me the will. March 4th 2002 There are two main actions in this book. I didn’t know about it until recently, but I instantly saw why it was such a big deal at the time … There is no way I could have done this when I was younger, working and rai. This book gives permission, and I think we all need a lot of that in order to take creative baby steps. Maybe I'm missing the entire point, since I realize this book is … I read and worked through this book 13 years ago and it changed my life. Editorial Reviews. It assumes nothing and asks its readers to take charge of their own recovery effort. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to live more creatively. Look, for writers and artists whatever inspires you to create is a good thing. The book is described as a "A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity". 5.0 out of 5 stars I recommend this book to all people. I was still struggling to slough off some negative parental programming about being a writer, and this book (along with a good friend) helped give me permission to explore that side of myself. So I thought I would listen to the book and refresh my memory, and again I feel it would do me good. 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 … “THE ARTIST’S WAY by Julia Cameron 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 … It must be the equivalent of "the inner goddess" from The Fifty Shades of Grey or something. With the guidance she provides in this book, you can learn to feel better about yourself and rediscover the joys of life. The Artist's Way is a self-help book by American author Julia Cameron. Create, let it go. The Artist's Way online course is divided into twelve weeks of videos and prompts to complement the structure of the book. Verified Purchase. Verified Purchase. I had previously blamed my … And I do believe that enduring through 150 pages of this entitles me to regard it as absolutely "read". This book is a classic for a reason. Oh, the disgruntling over morning pages. The Artist’s Way was probably one of the first self-help books for artists. I was living in Reno and then in Charlotte, NC when the book's popularity hit its zenith and there were Artist Way groups that got together at bookstores, libraries, community centers, and coffee shops. certainly..test the waters..plumb the depths..as long as you don't feel as if you might be adversely affected by the doppelganger effect;)(, Julia Cameron works my last nerve. 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. And has this, uh, unprecedented year gotten completely in the way of... To see what your friends thought of this book, Why don't you look for a group or start one. So grateful for this work! So it was the issue of reading back then. However, the ground I did cover helped me get more honest with myself about my creative interests. I figured, why not. dreamers, artists, people with secret passions, people in recovery or who want to recover. Julia feels like a mentor who knows just how to lead you to where you need to go. There's a week in there where she requires you to not read at all. (See also: My New Year's resolution for 1998 was to finally actually DO the Artists' Way. Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2017. Oh, the looks of sheer hatred I got when I announced I'd given myself permission to write morning pages at the end of the day because I knew I wouldn't get them written otherwise. Written By Matt Tillotson. 5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle edition well worth buying. 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