Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life, The

Twyla Tharp
All it takes to make creativity a part of your life is the willingness to make it a habit. It is the product of preparation and effort, and is within reach of everyone. Whether you are a painter, musician, businessperson, or simply an individual yearning to put your creativity to use, The Creative Habit provides you with thirty-two practical exercises based on the lessons Twyla Tharp has learned in her remarkable thirty-five-year career. In "Where's Your Pencil?" Tharp reminds you to observe the world -- and get it down on paper. In "Coins and Chaos," she gives you an easy way to restore order and peace. In "Do a Verb," she turns your mind and body into coworkers. In "Build a Bridge to the Next Day," she shows you how to clean the clutter from your mind overnight. Tharp leads you through the painful first steps of scratching for ideas, finding the spine of your work, and getting out of ruts and into productive grooves. The wide-open realm of possibilities can be energizing, and Twyla Tharp explains how to take a deep breath and begin...


Reviewed: 2016-03-13

This book is raved about in theatre circles and I remain unimpressed. It's not that I don't think what she says isn't valuable but so often it seems rather obvious to anyone in the industry. Perhaps this book would better serve outsiders looking to be better at their community theatre pursuits or for high school students preparing themselves for the long journey ahead.

I may be biased in that I read it after already working in the industry for a few years. Personally, I find it to be full of redundant pontification. 

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