The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 24, 2009 - Self-Help - 256 pages
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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.
  

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Easy to read, lots of good tips and exercises. - Goodreads
Wonderful overview on Thyla's take on creativity. - Goodreads
A choreographer's insights into how creativity works. - Goodreads
Great practical advice on making creativity a habit. - Goodreads
Easy to read, a lot of great ideas and concepts. - Goodreads
She is a no-nonsense artist/writer/instructor. - Goodreads

Review: The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life

User Review  - Gabriel M. Clarke - Goodreads

A inspirational, thought-provoking read for both the writer and manager sides of my self. And a way of deploying the skills of both in the cause of my two ostensibly very different life-streams. Read full review

Review: The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life

User Review  - Faye Kitariev - Goodreads

Good book. It's insightful from the viewpoint of a world-class choreographer-dancer. It's a little technical into dance, and not super relevant to people outside artistic fields. It is clear that ... Read full review

Contents

Rituals of Preparation
20
Your Creative DNA 84
34
Harness Your Memory
61
Before You Can Think out of the Box You Have to Start with a Box
88
Scratching
92
Accidents Will Happen
117
Spine
140
Skill
160
Ruts and Grooves 182
201
An A in Failure
210
The Long Run
236
Acknowledgments
245
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Twyla Tharp, one of America's greatest choreographers, began her career in 1965, and has created more than 130 dances for her company as well as for the Joffrey Ballet, The New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, London's Royal Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre. She has won two Emmy awards for television's Baryshnikov by Tharp, and a Tony Award for the Broadway musical Movin' Out. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 1993 and was made an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1997. She lives and works in New York City.

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