The Creative Habit: Learn It And Use It For Life

The Creative Habit: Learn It And Use It For Life


Author: Twyla Tharp | Paperback

One of the world's leading creative artists, choreographers, and creator of the smash-hit Broadway show, Movin' Out, shares her secrets for developing and honing your creative talents--at once prescriptive and inspirational, a book to stand alongside The Artist's Way and Bird by Bird.

All it takes to make creativity a part of your life is the willingness to make it a habit. It is the product of preparation and effort, and is within reach of everyone. Whether you are a painter, musician, businessperson, or simply an individual yearning to put your creativity to use, The Creative Habit provides you with thirty-two practical exercises based on the lessons Twyla Tharp has learned in her remarkable thirty-five-year career.

In Where's Your Pencil? Tharp reminds you to observe the world -- and get it down on paper. In Coins and Chaos, she gives you an easy way to restore order and peace. In Do a Verb, she turns your mind and body into coworkers. In Build a Bridge to the Next Day, she shows you how to clean the clutter from your mind overnight.

Tharp leads you through the painful first steps of scratching for ideas, finding the spine of your work, and getting out of ruts and into productive grooves. The wide-open realm of possibilities can be energizing, and Twyla Tharp explains how to take a deep breath and begin...


**Diane's Staff Pick**

Easy to read and relate to, master choreographer Twyla Tharp's book on how she approaches her creativity is chock full with learned wisdom and insight on how to unleash and channel your curiosities into full-blown expression. It's structured in chapters of various principles that each begin with personal accounts and end with exercises and recommendations from her own life and those of other creatives she knows. Easily one of the best books out there to help stimulate your creative juices.