‘Tis the season, when many people are thinking of buying gifts (and if you sneak in a little something for yourself, why not?). This list of 10 of the Best Books on Creativity from Signature is a great place to start.
I would also add some of my favorites:
The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron (she has a number of books on the subject, but this is the classic.)
The Creative Journal, by Lucia Cappacione
Writing Down the Bones and Wild Mind, by Natalie Goldberg
The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women, by Gail McMeekin
The Path of Least Resistance, by Robert Fritz
The Nine Modern Day Muses (and a Bodyguard), by Jill Badonsky
Simple Abundance, a Daybook of Comfort and Joy, by Sarah Ban Breathnach
Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind, by Scott Barry Kaufman, Carolyn Gregoire
The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield
How to Think Like Leonardo DaVinci, by Michael J. Gelb
Of course, I also have a ton of books for writers in particular – but sometimes it’s good to just read something focused on creativity in general. And in the case of several of the books above, there are exercises and activities that force you to actually do something, not just think about it. Stepping out of your particular creative niche in order to expand your creative mind and skills can be a wonderful gift to yourself (or a creative you love who could use some inspiration), especially as we head into the new year.
What books would be on your list? Let us know in the comments!
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