I read Cameron's The Artist's Way years ago and implemented many of her suggestions. Years passed and some of those writing habits dropped away. I was happy to find this new book by her. It is a good combination of instruction on her writing suggestions as well as an enlightening account of her personal writing life.
Cameron believes anyone can write and she encourages us to put pen to paper. She reminds us of Morning Pages and how they release writing. She provides a six week writing practice illustrated with personal stories. She helps us create writing habits and instill a writing routine. She has tips on how to grab time to write.
Cameron loves to write and encourage others to write. She covers real issues facing writers in this honest yet inspiring book. She shares her own ideas for when the slate is blank and there is no inspiration. She helps us in writing the draft, editing, rewriting, getting feedback, polishing, and knowing when the work is finished.
I recommend this book to seasoned writers as well as aspiring ones. Seasoned writers will get a shot in the arm and aspiring writers will gain instruction and encouragement. Read Cameron's latest book and again be challenged to risk authenticity in your writing.
This book releases in January, 2023.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Julia Cameron is the best-selling author of more than forty books, fiction and nonfiction. She is also a poet, songwriter, filmmaker and playwright. The Artist's Way has been translated into forty languages and sold more than five million copies. Photo: Robert Stivers.
St. Martin's Essentials, 208 pages.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)