THE ARTISTS WAY by Julia Cameron is not exclusively about writingit is about discovering and developing the artist within whether a painter, poet, screenwriter or musicianbut it is a lot about writing. If you have always wanted to pursue a creative dream, have always wanted to play and create with words or paints, this book will gently get you started and help you learn all kinds of paying-attention techniques; and that, after all, is what being an artist is all about. Its about learning to pay attention.
--Anne Lamott, Mademoiselle
The premise of the book is that creativity and spirituality are the same thing, they come from the same place. And we were created to use this life to express our individuality, and that over the course of a lifetime that gets beaten out of us. [THE ARTISTS WAY] helped me put aside my fear and not worry about whether the record would be commercial.
--Grammy award-winning singer Kathy Mattea
Julia Cameron brings creativity and spirituality together with the same kind of step-by-step wisdom that Edgar Cayce encouraged. The result is spiritual creativity as a consistent and nourishing part of daily life.
I never knew I was a visual artist until I read Julia Camerons THE ARTISTS WAY.
--Jannene Behl in Artists Magazine
Julia Camerons landmark book THE ARTISTS WAY helped me figure out who I really was as an adult, not so much as an artist but as a person. And award-winning journalist and poet, Camerons genius is that she doesnt tell readers what they should do to achieve or who they should beinstead she creates a map for readers to start exploring these questions themselves.
--Michael F. Melcher, Law Practice magazine
This is not a self-help book in the normative sense. It is simply a powerful book that can challenge one to move into an entirely different state of personal expression and growth.
--Nick Maddox, Deland Beacon
THE ARTISTS WAY (with its companion volume THE ARTISTS WAY MORNING PAGES JOURNAL) becomes a friend over time, not just a journal. Like a journal, it provokes spontaneous insights and solutions; beyond journaling, it establishes a process that is interactive and dynamic.
--Theresa L. Crenshaw, M.D., San Diego Union-Tribune
If you really want to supercharge your writing, I recommend that you get a copy of Julia Camerons book THE ARTISTS WAY. Im not a big fan of self-help books, but this book has changed my life for the better and restored my previously lagging creativity.
--Jeffrey Bairstow, Laser Focus World
Working with the principle that creative expression is the natural direction of life, Cameron developed a three month program to recover creativity. THE ARTISTS WAY shows how to tap into the higher power that connects human creativity and the creative energies of the universe.
--Mike Gossie, Scottsdale Tribune
THE ARTISTS WAY is the seminal book on the subject of creativity and an invaluable guide to living the artistic life. Still as vital todayor perhaps even more sothan it was when it was first published in 1992, it is a provocative and inspiring work. Updated and expanded, it reframes THE ARTISTS WAY for a new century.
--Branches of Light
THE ARTISTS WAY has sold over 3 million copies since its publication in 1992. Cameron still teaches it because there is sustained demand for its thoughtful, spiritual approach to unblocking and nurturing creativity. It is, dare we say, timeless.
--Nancy Colasurdo, FOXBusiness
Praise for VEIN OF GOLD, the second volume in the ARTISTS WAY trilogy
For those seeking the wellspring of creativity, this book, like its predecessor, is a solid gold diving rod.