On Beginning

Posted on Jan 4, 2014 in books, General, Publishing

“To live a truly creative life, we always need to cast a critical look at where we presently are, attempting always to discern where we have become stagnant and where new beginning might be ripening.”

–John O’Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us


Recommended inspirations for beginning:

  • The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
  • Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury
  • Why We Write edited by Meredith Maran
  • The Art of Fiction by John Gardner
  • Wreck this Journal by Keri Smith
  • The Getaway Car by Ann Patchett
  • On Writing by Stephen King
  • Why I Write by George Orwell
  • 12 Rules of Creativity by Michael Atavar
  • This Time I Dance! by Tama Kieves
  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
  • Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
  • f**k it by John C. Parkin
  • A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson



1 Comment

  1. Great reading list Susan! I have one more to add: The Creative Fire by Clarissa Pinkola Estes (not a book, a CD). For beginning and keeping on keeping on.

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