The first time I picked up this book, I’ll admit I scanned it, and then put it back. I had it out from the library, and when there was someone next in line, I let it go back.
It seemed light, and I have read so much on creativity I thought it wasn’t very relevant.
Then I listened to Brene Brown (Rising Strong) talk on Elizabeth Gilbert’s podcast, and their synergy was so great. I immediately got Rising Strong to read, and also recommitted to trying Big Magic.
And they made great companion reads. While Rising Strong gets into the nitty-gritty of recreating your patterns of failure, Big Magic talks philosophy about creativity. And while it IS a light read, it tends to very lightly draw out some of the darkest myths of creative work.
And then illuminates them with more balanced, truthful ways to think.
This book is one that’s going on my very short list of books to actively push on people. (Like Rising Strong!) Because it’s light enough to breeze through–while also collecting so much of what we need to hear about retraining our beliefs on creativity.
How did I not realize this book was my jam?
I will be giving away an e-book of either Big Magic or Rising Strong to one of the attendees of my webinar on Thursday!
September 30th, Friday, 7pm Central on ZOOM