- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1st Simon & Schuster Pbk. Ed edition (18 Feb. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0743235274
- ISBN-13: 978-0743235273
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 41 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life Paperback – 18 Feb 2008
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"[An] exuberant, philosophically ambitious self-help book for the creatively challenged."-- The New York Times Book Review
"An entertaining 'how to' guide, The Creative Habit isn't about getting the lightning bolt of inspiration, but rather the artistic necessity of old-fashioned virtues such as discipline, preparation and routine." -- Cathleen McGuigan, Newsweek
"The Creative Habit emphasizes the work habits that lead to success." -- C. Carr, O: The Oprah Magazine
"Twyla Tharp's amazingly plain-spoken treatise...is a frank, honest, and tough-love testament essentially arguing that art and creativity are matters of hard, old-fashioned work." -- Sid Smith, The Chicago Tribune
"[A]s accessible, smart and eye-opening as her dance." -- Linda Winer, Newsday
"Though its context is a choreographer's world, its principles are universally applicable and sound....It could change your life." -- Elizabeth Zimmer, The Village Voice
What makes someone creative? How does someone face the empty page, the empty stage and making something where nothing existed before? Not just a dilemma for the artist, it is something everyone faces everyday. What will I cook that isn't boring? How can I make that memo persuasive? What sales pitch will increase the order, get me the job, lock in that bonus? These too, are creative acts, and they all share a common need: proper preparation. For Twyla Tharp, creativity is no mystery; it's the product of hard work and preparation, of knowing one's aims and one's subject, of learning from approaches taken in the past. It's a process undertaken every day. It's a habit. The Creative Habit is not merely a look inside the mind of a remarkable woman with remarkable skills, but a programmatic, inspiring, encouraging guide to help each of us achieve our fullest creative potential.See all Product description
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