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About The Artist’s way

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The Artist`s Way is a classic novel that teaches self-help. It is made to help you awake the artist inside you, transform yourself, boost your creativity, and improve the energy flow inside you when you try to create something. Written and self-published by Julia Cameron, The Artist`s Way presents you with 12-week course for you to follow in order to inspire yourself. Even if you have not created much in life, this book will tremendously awake your inner creativity. There are a few main lessons in the book that can help you return on the artist`s way if you ever feel stuck for ideas.

Main Points Of The Artist`s Way

            A thing to remember is that creativity is something that you can perfect with constant practice. Really successful writers and artists do not just sit around for the entire year and wait for ideas and inspiration to fall from the sky. They are practicing their creativity every day a bit by bit in order to become successful. Over time creativity becomes normal for them and they can successfully create art without problems. If you are a beginner writer and are not yet that determined, The Artist`s Way will point you out how to start slowly and write steadily in order to boost your creativity.     Author Julia Cameron suggests you write Morning Pages. As the name explains, the first thing you do in the morning is to sit down and write down all the thoughts that come up your mind. It does not have to be too long or big, just start small and go on from there. This can be like a morning meditation that can help you focus.

            Asking other people for prompts is another good lesson from this book. If you face a writer`s block and struggle to put down your ideas on paper, then Julia Cameron suggests asking other people to give you specific pointers or prompts. She suggests you go to your family members, close friends or whoever you like and ask them what do they want you to write about. When they give you the answer you just sit down and do exactly that. This can be very liberating for any artist so you should try it and see for yourself.

            A big lesson from The Artist`s Way is that all ideas are already out there, so your job as an artist is to take care of them and let them grow. Julia Cameron suggest you be humble and do not see yourself as generator of ideas. Instead, you should see yourself as a tool through which all ideas go through as you see them in the world. She says you should compare yourself to a gardener. The thing is that gardeners never see themselves as creators of trees. They are just planting the seeds, take care of them and hope the seeds will become beautiful trees. This is something you need to do as an artist. Just find your ideas and take care of them. Hopefully they will become something big and nice.

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The Best Books of 2018

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If you are reflecting back and wonder what have you missed regarding books in 2018, then you have come to the right place. No matter whether you are searching for ideas what to read while on holiday or you just want some good book titles that you can check out, the following is the list of best books of 2018 that caught our eye. Enjoy reading them.

            This is a novel where we follow the story of a Muslim-American economist who gets detained in UK, at the Heathrow Airport. It is a story about person`s love for work, power and other interesting things that will keep you interested until the end of the book.

  • Florida – Lauren Groff

            Florida is a book that contains several short stories that represent Florida as half-fictional and half-real place. All stories are connected and bring different perspective of things.

  • Freshwater – Akwaeke Emezi

            This is a debut book of this author, but proved to be a major success. It follows the story of Nigerian girl that moves to live in the state of Virginia, USA. The girl believes that she is a type of spirit that is disguised in a human body. The girl`s head is constantly battling with several personalities – sometimes she is impulsive, other times she is devoted and calm, while sometimes she can quickly go from one to another.

  • Immigrant, Montana – Amitava Kumar

            This book is about a student from India that goes to US in order to study literature. The student is very gentle and funny person that does not fit into the typical colonial narrative. He will meet a nice girl at a bookstore and another girl in his class, and the story quickly develops from there.

  • Ordinary People – Diana Evans

            This novel can be classified as tragicomedy. It focuses on two couple, one of which has lost their love for each other and the other couple lives boring life in suburbs. There is a sad atmosphere throughout the novel, but the events will develop rather quickly as you read.

  • Confessions of the Fox – Jordy Rosenberg

            The author depicts the British thug Jack Sheppard as transgender person. His professor, who is also transgender, will find out Sheppard`s memoirs, and the academic public will be drawn to check out that manuscript. It is an interesting book that will certainly bring you into the story so you will not even feel when the novel ends.

  • Small Fry – Lisa Brennan-Jobs

            This are the memoirs of the Apple`s founder Steve Jobs` daughter. It brings a sensitive story with plenty of family anecdotes. 

  • Convenience Store Woman – Sayaka Murata

            This book follows a story of a woman that sells rice balls in a shop located in place full of fluorescent lights and shopping places. The woman loves her job, but her sister is worried about when will her sister finally settle down with someone. A bit of unsettling, but joyful novel to read.