Creative Doing

Whether creative work is your full-time job or personal passion, a few simple and powerful tools can help you get unblocked and find the unique creative process that works for you.

Length: 70 pages
Language: English
Creative Doing50 Practical Exercises to Unblock Your Creative Potential in Your Work, Hobby, or Next Career
Herbert Lui
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Creative Doing

50 Practical Exercises to Unblock Your Creative Potential in Your Work, Hobby, or Next Career

by Herbert Lui

Only 1 in 4 people feel like they’re living up to their creative potential.

There is no recipe for creativity. But by studying creative processes that have worked for creators of all kinds, from Picasso to Grammy winners, Herbert Lui has found there are simple practices that can get you unblocked and nurture your creative endeavors. This elegant but practical book collects 50 exercises that explore 9 creative pathways to align your head, hands, and heart with inspiration.

About the Author

Herbert Lui
Herbert Lui is an editorial director and author. He has been writing since he was 15. His work has appeared at publications like Fast Company, Hypebeast, and Quartz, and he later joined Lifehacker as a staff writer. His company Wonder Shuttle has advised organizations such as the City of Toronto, Shopify, and Skillshare on their writing and publications. He writes the Best of Books newsletter, which shares three great books every month.

Table of Contents

Part One
From Action Comes Progress
Your Constraints Are Your Canvas
Make Your Own Market
Part Two
Decide What Quality Means
Practice the Creative Process
Experiment Your Way to Something Big
Part Three
Make Your Work a Craft
Align Your Actions with Intention
Keep Moving Forward

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