About The Artist’s Way

For all those longing to tap into their creativity, I highly recommend The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron. Her book is helpful to all creative sorts from artists to writers to musicians.

The book is part 12-step-like principles applied to the creative life and part motivational-style pep talk helping creative persons stand against their demons of self-doubt that attempt to snuff out creativity. Her work inspires and challenges readers to respond to their muse and create. The result: productivity, fulfillment and personal success in one’s area of creativity.

Some of Cameron’s ideas can be encapsulated into sound byte quotes, short enough to post on your refrigerator door or bathroom mirror.

  • Creativity is the natural order of life. Life is energy: pure creative energy.
  • When we open ourselves to our creativity, we open ourselves to the creator’s creativity within us and our lives.
  • Creativity is God’s gift to us. Using our creativity is our gift back to God.

Believe me, I can say from personal experience, they work.

Julia Cameron has written more than thirty books of fiction and nonfiction. She is a poet, songwriter, novelist and playwright with many credits in theater, film and television.