The Best Creativity Books Ever: Favorites For Your Shelves

by @thewritermama on April 16, 2013 · 5 comments

I am pretty creative these days, but I didn’t get here overnight.

I started out, way back in the day, reading awesome books by highly creative artists and authors.

Here’s the beginning of a new list for my site on “The Best Creativity Books Ever.”

These are from my shelf. Feel free to chime in with your favorites in the comments!

I am focusing here on raw creativity or creativity in the raw, as opposed to polished or entrepreneurial creativity (we’ll get to these later).

Here are my top creativity books so far:

Everything by Julia Cameron LINK

Everything by SARK LINK

Everything by Eric Maisel LINK

Everything by Keri Smith LINK

The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp LINK

Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott LINK

Writing Down The Bones by Natalie Goldberg LINK

The Writer’s Workout by Christina Katz LINK

Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain LINK

Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon LINK

The War Of Art by Steven Pressfield LINK

View the entire list of best creativity books.

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  • Christina

    I just bought “The Artists Way” last week. I can’t wait to read it.

  • Happy to say I have several of these. I’ll check out the others. I especially like Maisel’s The Writer’s Paris. You don’t have to go to Paris to get something out of it.

  • Sue LeBreton

    I love that you said “everything” by Julia Cameron. I have adored her for years. I cannot wait to check out some of the others that I am not familiar with.

  • Mary Drew

    Great choices, Christina!

  • christinakatz

    Thanks, Mary! 🙂

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