Sunday, April 20, 2008

Finding your inner muse

I've been a writer for most of my life. It's something that I've never really thought about, I've always been able to create worlds, to take a single idea and make it into something bigger. More lavish, something that draws a person in.

Having said that, I know what it's like to sit and stare at a computer screen with a blank slate. No ideas floating around in my head, at least none I can put on paper. Then it's a matter of finding that inner voice, that spark of creativity to jumpstart the process.

This is one of the reasons that I decided to take the workshop over at Writer's Retreat called The Artists Way. It's goal is to help me get in touch with my inner creativity and allow me to develop further as an artist and a novelist. I got the book and started reading it. What Julia Cameron has to say is both enlightening and scary.

Her words make a person really focus on who they are, and what they try to deny. Its about building an identity, about capturing your spirituality. Something that I'm sure most people have missed over the years. While not what I would call a light read it's not a heavy one either. So my suggestion for you today is simple. Go out, get the book The Artist's Way, A spiritua path to higher creativity by Julia Cameron and read it. You'll be amazed at what you find out about yourself.


Bethanne said...

Sounds really appealing. Soemtimes I need a jump start! :D I'm going to check my library... you think it will be there?

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Patrica said...

Hi Bethanne,

I believe so. I know my local librar didn't have one available because of all three of their copies being on loan out already. Its a great book, just be careful that you don't get the workbook. Its similiar and a good tool but this one is much easier to read.