Books for Creatives You Should Read Now

Are you a creative who needs some inspiration? Instead of picking up a novel, pick up one or more of the following books to stir those juices and unleash your creative energy.

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success. [Excerpt]

It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again by Julia Cameron (The Artist’s Way) In It’s Never Too Late To Begin Again, she turns her eye to a segment of the population that, ironically, while they have more time to be creative, are often reluctant or intimidated by the creative process. Cameron shows readers that retirement can, in fact, be the most rich, fulfilling, and creative time of their lives.

Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon is a (book) list of the 10 things the author wishes he’d learned about being creative when he was younger. The things no one tells you.

Evil Plans & Ignore Everybody by Hugh MacLeod – two books that are about not only being creative but being successful at it.

Make it Mighty Ugly by Kim Werker –  It’s filled with essays, exercises, anecdotes, links, quotes and a bibliography to help you fight the demons that keep you from being creative and making stuff. 

The Little Spark by Carrie Bloomston – The book is chock-full of concrete, hands-on tips that can help the newbie develop habits of creativity by making things and then making some more things, the principle of repetition (spark #23).

Press into becoming the creative you long to be or once were by reading one of the above books. If you’ve already read any of the above, please leave a comment below.


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