Books That Promote Creativity By Anders Vanderkool
One of my favorite ways to inspire creativity is to read books. I’m not talking about just any book. I’m referring to books specifically about creativity and there are a lot of great ones out there. Below I share 3 of my favorite reads that I have found not only inspiring but innovative works of writing. These books I recommend are for everyone from artists to accountants to the unemployed. Listed below are a my favorite books that promote creativity:
The War Of Art by Steven Pressfield
The War Of Art is really easy and short read for everyone. It talks about procrastination and creativity block sharing. Steven Pressfield describes the book as “tough love . . . for yourself.” The War of Art teaches you the tools to overcome obstacles that get in the way of reaching your better creative self. I personally found the book pushed me to look at myself and my creative practices more critically, this allowed me to see my faults that I wasn’t aware of.
This is your chance to learn the real story about Pixar and their journey to the top of the animation world. The book is branded for for managers and business professionals who want to lead their employees to a higher level of originality. However, I don’t agree totally with the assessment, as you don’t have to be a manger or leader to find this book enjoyable because I couldn’t put the book down. It shares key insights to how collaboration can push creative ideas to new heights. Enjoy the book, and your welcome!
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Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon
Author, Austin Kleon knows how to find creativity and he shares is ideas in this easy and visual book. The book is a short, easy read that will help put you in touch with your creative side through examples and exercises. This book is a requirement for any bookshelf, whether a child, teenager or adult. The advise he shares are obvious ideas that we have all taken for granted. The book is based on a speech that Austin Kleon did in upstate New York. The talk ended up going viral, so the author decided to publish his ideas and we are all glad he did. He also has published a companion journal called The Steal Like an Artist Journal: A Notebook for Creative Kleptomaniacs.
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These are my top recommendations of books that promote creativity. I hope that you find this post most helpful. If you did, please share your experience in the comments section below and don’t forget to subscribe for more creative posts.