Have you ever felt frustrated, blocked, or unable to make progress on a creative pursuit? Or felt that your creative potential may not be realized in your work?
This book was written to honor and support the emerging artist and creative. Driven by a desire to uncover the mystery of the creative process, writer Herbert Lui spent a decade researching and in conversation with practicing artists and creatives of all kinds.
What emerged is this elegant collection of exercises, mental models, and true stories that help you develop your own creative process, from choosing material to sharing your work with the world. Creative Doing is often counterintuitive, prompting you to try one thing, and then its opposite, or pushing you to “sell out” as you experiment with creative purpose.
The techniques apply to writers, painters, designers, musicians, digital creatives, producers, consultants, or anyone who wishes to develop a consistent creative habit. You might be…
- wanting to tap into your creativity to find new solutions in your full-time work
- exploring a creative hobby outside of your day job
- leaving or considering leaving a job to focus on new creative work.
The 50 practical techniques in this book support you as you learn to turn your vaguest impulses into true expression.