December 18, 2013

The Creative Compass by Dan Millman and Sierra Prasada

The Creative Compass by Dan Millman and Sierra Prasada is the book that gives writers back their creative motivation to create the masterpieces they have always wanted to produce. Filled with inspirational stories, advice, and encouragement, this is the perfect book for all creative people who sometimes hit writer’s block or other challenges that stop their creative process.

Book Description
A guide should give clear directions and then get out of your way. In this unique collaboration, bestselling author Dan Millman and his daughter Sierra Prasada help to orient you as you advance through five universal stages of creativity: Dream, Draft, Develop, Refine, and Share. Whether you’re seeking new goals, the discipline to reach them, a shield against self-doubt and inertia, or practical advice on sorting through feedback and connecting with readers — you’ll find a way forward in this fresh approach to writing and storytelling. Drawing on the coauthors’ personal stories about overcoming challenges, as well as sage advice from other writers, artists, and innovators, The Creative Compass will transform both the stories you tell and the stories you live.” – The Creative Compass

My Thoughts
The Creative Compass focuses on the five universal stages of the creative process: dream, draft, develop, refine, and share. It gives advice and encouragement on each step to help writers develop the high quality work they have always wanted to produce.

This is one of the many books I have about writing. I am one of those people who can write for weeks nonstop, and then suddenly stop for years. This book inspired me to want to revise some of my old manuscripts, and start new ones. I’m not exactly sure where I’ll find the time to do this while in nursing school, but it definitely is a book that I will refer to and read many times in the future.

Overall, this is an excellent book for anyone who wants to take their inspiration and love of writing further. I highly recommend it for all writers and wannabe authors to become the author they long to be.

* Thank you to the publisher of The Creative Compass, New World Library, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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