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Big Magic

Creative Living Beyond Fear

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Description

Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now, this beloved author shares her wisdom and unique understanding of creativity, shattering the perceptions of mystery and suffering that surround the process – and showing us all just how easy it can be.

By sharing stories from her own life, as well as those from her friends and the people that have inspired her, Elizabeth Gilbert challenges us to embrace our curiosity, tackle what we most love and face down what we most fear.

Whether you long to write a book, create art, cope with challenges at work, embark on a long-held dream, or simply to make your everyday life more vivid and rewarding, Big Magic will take you on a journey of exploration filled with wonder and unexpected joys.

From Publishers Weekly

15 June 2015 – Gilbert (The Signature of All Things) offers an empathetic and inspiring guide to mustering the courage to live a creative life. That doesn't necessarily mean a career in the arts, she's quick to point out ("If you're alive, you're a creative person," she states); instead, she proposes a life fueled by curiosity rather than fear. Gilbert, more than most, can understand how a big success can make one feel as if the follow-up must not disappoint, writing that "I can't tell you how many people said to me during those years , How are you ever going to top that?' " She notes that this kind of pressure can be an instant creativity killer and encourages readers to let go of perfectionism and embrace being good enough. This mind-set, in her experience, leads to the willingness to take chances, live life to the fullest, and act on risky ideas. Gilbert divides her book into six sections, each devoted to a quality she believes necessary for living without fear: courage, enchantment, permission, persistence, trust, and divinity. In each section, Gilbert peppers sound advice with personal triumphs and failures. Nearly anyone who picks up this self-help manual should finish it feeling inspired, even if only to dream of a life without limits.

Customer Reviews

Great way to look at creativity.

I felt like this book starts off strong but then turns very autobiographical in a way, which could come off as a little preachy. This book is very directed at creative types i felt, especially visual or writing sorts. I would reccomend it to anyone who is creative to use some of thinking in this book as tools against creative slumps. There are incredibly powerful messages in it which have really changed the way i think and feel about creating art, takes the pressure out of it really and allows you to enjoy the creative process.

My husband even read this book

I thought this book inspired me , he has been hurt out of work getting depressed sleeping a lot one day he was playing with my phone then I said I had just finished this book and loved it , he finished it , then it was like instantly got up and went out in the shed and started finishing projects that would usually never get finished . Thank you .. Xx

Big Magic
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  • $10.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Self-Improvement
  • Published: 22 September 2015
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Seller: INscribe Digital
  • Print Length: 288 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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