Books on Creativity

Books On Craft

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Fiction

Poetry

The Big Magic Podcast Elizabeth Gilbert, one of my favorite thinkers on creativity and a beautiful author, walks creatives down the path of creativity. So incredibly helpful for all us struggling in our creative lives. Bonus: she has super cool guests on the podcast like Neil Gaiman and Brandon Stanton. I often handpick podcasts for my clients to listen to. 

Zen Pencils is my one-stop shop for inspiration. Famous quotes drawn and turned into stories - it's most excellent and I send special ones to clients in need. 

On Being The website connected to the On Being podcast, this is an absolute treasure trove as you delve into your creative and spiritual depths. Wonderful interviews on here, as well as excellent blog posts. 

Brainpickings This is a great sight for in-depth explorations of what it means to be an artist, to be human, to exist in the world we live in today. Curated By Maria Popova. 

The Dear Sugar archives on the Rumpus will split you in two, rearrange everything in you, then put you back together again. This is writing at its finest. 

Here’s where you can learn more about The Artist’s Way. This course profoundly changed my life and is a large part of why I’m a published author today. 

Danielle LaPorte has tons of great resources on creativity and hustling on her website

If you're a children's or young adult author, then you want to be a member of SCBWI and take advantage of their amazing resources and events. It was through SCBWI that I found the best writer's group a girl could ask for. Great opportunities for networking in your region - even if you live abroad! Their website has tons of resources for all things kidlit and publishing. 

Get a poem-a-day in your inbox (I do!) at poets.org

Passion Planner My clients LOVE this thing - so do I! They also allow free downloads of the planner, so you can try it out before you buy it. It’s pretty cool, especially for you procrastinators. It’s designed for creative people and it’s so cool seeing your progress towards making those dreams of yours come true. 

Scrivener One of the best things you can do as a writer is to download Scrivener and use it. It’s an amazing writing program that increased my writing output tenfold. It’s far more efficient than Word in terms of organizing. It auto saves everything and makes it really easy to jump around your chapters and old drafts. There is a slight learning curve, but it’s worth it. Get the Scrivener For Dummies book and you’ll be golden. 

PicMonkey If you’re a published author trying to navigate marketing yourself, or you’re making your own website, Twitter header, etc. this is for you. Free and very easy to use. 

The Over app is great for all things design.