Creative Morning Magic: The Life-Changing Daily Practice for Writers, Artists, and Makers

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Tarah Thornburg, Sep 24, 2019 - Self-Help

Human beings are innately creative, yet most of us think of creativity as an all-or-nothing pursuit. If we can’t quit our day jobs to become writers or artists, time to create gets lost in the shuffle of work and family life. We need a way to integrate creativity into our daily routine — a method that embraces our lives as they are.


Warm, honest, and down-to-earth, Creative Morning Magic is a step-by-step guide to incorporating creative passions into our busy lives. Drawing on neuroscience, Eastern thought, and her own experiences as an author, Tarah Thornburg offers practical advice for carving out the time to write or make art, using meditation to quiet the inner critic, and cultivating a lifelong relationship with creativity.


Fans of The Artist’s Way, Big Magic, and Writing Down the Bones will love Creative Morning Magic. Thornburg confronts the cultural narrative that we must sacrifice our art to get ahead and that a person’s true vocation is the one that pays the bills. It’s the permission slip we’ve all been waiting for to make time for our art each day.

 

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Contents

Letter to the Reader
Introduction
You Will
What Is a Creative Practice?
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The Awakening Hour
Rules for Establishing a Creative Practice
What to Expect When You Begin a Creative Practice
Building Your Own Creative Practice
The Magic Formula
Practices for Other Creatives
Practice for Painters Photographers and Other Visual Artists
Practice for Musicians
Practice for Poets
Practice for Screenwriters Actors and Filmmakers
Practice for Artisans and Makers

The Reluctant Meditator
How Meditation Works on the Brain
The Mind as a Mirror
Meditation as a Gateway to the Higher Self
Radical Creativity
The Magic of Writing Practice
What Is Expressive Writing?
When You Should Read Your Writing Aloud
Reaching a State of Flow
Creating with a Goal in Mind
Creative Input
The Creative Exchange
What Is Contemplative Reading?
How to Choose Books for Your Creative Practice
Creating a Reading Habit
Sustaining a Creative Life
The Ebbs and Flows of a Creative Career
Carrying Your Practice With
Creating Reminders Throughout the
Tuning Out to Tune
Slowing Down
Filtering Your Input from Digital Media
Claiming Your Creativity
Feeding Your Soul
Suggestions
Suggested Writing
Suggested Reading
You Enjoy This Book?
Copyright

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About the author (2019)

Tarah Thornburg is an author, writing coach, and host of the podcast, The Fearless Creative. She has written and published 17 novels under her pen name, Tarah Benner. She is also the creator of WriteWithTarah.com, an inspirational blog for writers. Through her website and podcast, she inspires creatives all over the world and tackles tough questions about writing, the business of creativity, and designing the life of your dreams.

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