I wanted to share some of my favorite writers about writing and creativity you may or may not know about. I hope you find someone or some book that’s new and intriguing to you.
Eric Maisel is a creativity coach who wrote some fascinating books on creativity. He’s the author of Fearless Creating: A Step-by-Step Guide To Starting and Completing Your Work of Art, Mastering Creative Anxiety: 24 Lessons for Writers, Painters, Musicians, and Actors from America’s Foremost Creativity Coach, Why Smart People Hurt: A Guide for the Bright, the Sensitive, and the Creative, The Creativity Book: A Year’s Worth of Inspiration and Guidance, A Writer’s Space: Make Room to Dream, to Work, to Write, Creative Recovery: A Complete Addiction Treatment Program That Uses Your Natural Creativity, Rethinking Depression: How to Shed Mental Health Labels and Create Meaning, and The Van Gogh Blues: The Creative Person’s Path Through Depression. That does not even list all his books.
I won’t list all SARK’s books, just this one–Make Your Creative Dreams Real. She’s artistic, entrepreneurial, and writes engagingly about creativity in all its forms. Don’t miss her website PlanetSARK. Here’s a video of her talking about writing.
Patti Digh is a favorite local to Western North Carolina. I had the pleasure of meeting her for the first time when she was invited to a birthday party for me. Our paths have crossed several times since I moved to the area I love Life Is a Verb, but Creative Is a Verb is my favorite. In The Geography of Loss: Embrace What Is, Honor What Was, Love What Will Be, Patti writes more honestly than I’ve ever seen about circumstances that most people would shy away from. She’s an example of diving deep and sharing what she finds.
There’s going to have to be a part three to this because I have some indie friends I can’t leave out of this list that’s growing by the minute!