Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Ignore Everybody - the book of how to be creative

Thanks to Sex And The Beach, I found out that Hugh McLeod has a book out based on his awe-inspiring blog posts on How To Be Creative.

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Maria reviews the book here:-
Hugh tackles the obvious subjects that shore up for many creative types: ignoring those negative voices (the ones inside your head and the ones coming from others), recognizing and honoring your creative passions, prosperity consciousness, loneliness, frustration, boundaries and most importantly -- sticking to your guns, being true to yourself, no matter what the obstacles or maybe precisely because of the obstacles.

Hugh encourages readers to develop their own "creative sovereignty," which is something I whole-heartedly believe in. If you are really driven to pursue your art, no matter what it is, you will find the way to do it and not dilly-dally with distractions: "If you're arranging your life in such a way that you need to make a lot of fuss between feeling the itch and getting to work, you're putting the cart before the horse."

But it does take time to figure it out: "The most important thing a creative person can learn professionally is where to draw the red line that separates what you are willing to do from what you are not."
MORE HERE:-
http://sexandthebeach.blogspot.com/2009/06/book-review-ignore-everybody-by-hugh.html


LINKS TO "HOW TO BE CREATIVE" HERE:-
http://storygas.blogspot.com/2008/12/how-to-be-creative-by-hugh-macleod.html


HUGH MACLEOD'S BLOG HERE:-
http://www.gapingvoid.com


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1 comment:

Steve said...

Great book (just received my autographed copy!). Been following Hugh for years. His creative views teamed with his witty, sharp cartoons make for a fun read. Definitely worth a read.