Whoah! How Did I Miss...


How in the world did I miss the release of Foolsgold: Making Something from Nothing and Freeing Your Creative Process... and what rock must I have been sleeping under to not have heard of Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life with Words.

I was doing a post on something else, and it was running the risk of being "needy" ... and in the process, I ran into mention of (and high praise for) Foolsgold.... high enough that I immediately headed out to take a look. And then I called up Poemcrazy and saw in the overview reference to both Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird and Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within (an important book way back when for many writers of my age). You may recall how very much I love Goldberg's book on painting, too: Living Color: A Writer Paints Her World. (I talked about that one forever ago on the CMP.)

I'm curious... how many of you have read The Artist's Way or Walking in this World? Just curious.


I have and have read all of them except Foolsgold. I would recommend any of them depending upon what area you want to pursue. Of all of them, I think Goldberg's books are my favorites.

I've read The Artist's Way and done the 12 weeks of morning pages. (I do them sporadically now, and not 3 whole pages each time.) I started the Vein of Gold book and processes but got pregnant and never got back to it (that kid is now 3.)

I have "The Artist's Way" at home started reading it twice, but never finished it. I really have to start reading it again.

Thanks for the other book suggestions - I will definitely check them out.

BTW, I love your book recommendations on the CMP and on your blog! Sometimes they don't seem to fit in my (creative) life at that specific moment and so I forget about them, but more than once I stumbled upon those books later somewhere else, found them very interesting and fitting and than remember, that YOU have suggested them way back... ;)

Have a great weekend! :)

Hi Amy. I have read walking and I've skimmed Artists Way. Loved them both, but didn't have the time to commit to AW.

I absolutely love Poemcrazy and I did the Walking in this World with French Toast Girl. Thanks for the heads up for Fool's Gold.

i've read all of them too, except Susan Wooldridge's latest book, gotta get my hands on that one too. She taught a class at ArtFest last year and everyone in the class just *raved* about her, the class, the experience, so i had to read the book. she has a great presence. if i wasn't so overwhelmed with all the other choices for classes at artfest 2008, i might take her class there, i do have it on my "short list" - i've only managed to narrow it down to about 5 classes each day so far.


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