Category Archives: On Creativity

The Art Of Monsters

Over the past few years there has been an increasing tendency to look harshly at the art of monsters.  We have found our appreciation of Bill Cosby’s calls for decorum to younger comedians and his family friendly entertainment like the … Continue reading

Posted in Musings, On Creativity | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Dear Ally, How Do You Write A Book?

Dear Ally, How Do You Write A Book, by Ally Carter I am not familiar with any of Ally Carter’s fiction work (which she refers to a bit ad nauseum here), but this book is mildly entertaining.  To be sure, … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, On Creativity | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Book Review: From Chaos To Creativity

From Chaos To Creativity:  Building A Productivity System For Artists And Writers, by Jessie L. Kwak I always feel a mix of compassion and interest in reading the efforts of people to attempt to systematize for fun and profit those … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, On Creativity | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Light In The Dark

Light In The Dark:  Writers On Creativity, Inspiration, And The Artistic Process, edited by Joe Fossler My own feelings about this book are somewhat ambivalent, as is often the case when it comes to books dealing with authors talking about … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, On Creativity | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Moment Work

Moment Work:  Tectonic Theater Project’s Process Of Devising Theater, by Moises Kaufman and Barbara Pitts McAdams with a lot of others I can only think of one reason why someone who is a remotely decent or morally upright person would … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, History, On Creativity | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Drinking From The River Of Light

Drinking From The River Of Light:  The Life Of Expression, by Mark Nepo If you want to read a lot of terrible books with terrible advice written by people who are absolutely ignorant about what they are talking about but … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, On Creativity | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Creativity, Spirituality, & Making A Buck

Creativity, Spirituality, & Making A Buck, by David Nichtern If this book is instructive, it is not so much instructive in the way that someone who is creative should live but rather instructive on a certain type of person and … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, On Creativity | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Poemcrazy

Poemcrazy:  Freeing Your Life With Words, by Susan G. Wooldridge I disagree with nearly everything in this book.  For all of that, I still think this book is useful in a very limited sense, and that is demonstrating once again … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, On Creativity | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Master And His Emissary

The Master And His Emissary:  The Divided Brain And The Making Of The Western World, by Iain McGilchrist There are a lot of cliches about left brain and right brain thinking.  And most of them tend to favor the left … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, History, On Creativity | Tagged | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Butterfly Hours

The Butterfly Hours:  Transforming Memories Into Memoir, by Patty Dann I was a bit disappointed by this little book.  Judging by its title, and subtitle (and especially the note on the title that said that the book had prompts for … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, On Creativity | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment