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The Crane Dance: Taking Flight in Midlife by William Finger
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 104,100. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
This memoir recounts how job loss triggered Finger to come to grips with long buried guilt as a white Mississippian and a family history of depression. His responses to major life transitions had hobbled him in dealing with fatherhood, breadwinning, and vocation. Drawing on the men’s movement, expressive arts, meditation, anti-depressants and therapy, he discovered a new vitality for life.
Mental Models and Successful Ideas by Valentin Matcas
Series: The One. Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 73,420. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » General, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
If you want to have genuine, successful ideas throughout life, then you have to understand how you generate and control ideas, and how your ideas integrate within your cognitive system. This book teaches you how to conduct your mental models in order to generate successful ideas throughout life, with emphasis in business, arts, needs, science, and sports.
What Hashish Did To Walter Benjamin by Sebastian Marincolo
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 52,750. Language: American English. Published: December 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Neuropsychology, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Can a marijuana high enhance cognitive abilities? How much did cannabis inspire outstanding personalities like Charles Baudelaire, Walter Benjamin, Billie Holiday, John Lennon, Carl Sagan, and so many others? “What Hashish Did To Walter Benjamin” is a collection of 20 groundbreaking neurophilosophically inspired essays on the astounding positive potential of the marijuana high.
Motivation for Creative People: How to Stay Creative While Gaining Money, Fame, and Reputation by Mark McGuinness
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 66,470. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
Writer and creative coach Mark McGuinness helps you figure out the different motivations you have for your creative work - from joy and inspiration to money, fame, reputation, and the influences of other people - to create a fulfilling and rewarding creative career. Packed with practical advice and stories from Mark’s own experience, his coaching clients, and famous creators past and present.
A Woman Writing by Mary Lou Sanelli
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 90,870. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2015 by Pleasure Boat Studio. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Sanelli relates the comedy and the heartbreak of the writing life: how little it has to do with literary circles and clout and how much it has to do with limitless uncertainty, publishing anxiety, finding a way to make the process of writing, of life, one's joy, rather than relying on any outcome and the importance of viewing each let-down along the way as a triumph.
See What You Think, How to Work Better and Faster With VisiMap by Norah Bolton
Price: Free! Words: 50,250. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
A how- to guide using VisiMap or any mind mapping software to enhance productivity in business and personal life.
How to Start Writing Your Novel by Malcolm Macdonald
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 121,510. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
A guide to aspiring novelists who know they have a story to tell but just somehow can't get it going. Using examples from his own 33 novels he shows how your intentions should shape your output - and, although there can be no rigid rules, there are principles that lead to success and practices than usually mean failure. Plus an appendix on grammar and presentation to maximise success.
The Three Sources of Creativity: Breakthroughs from Your Head, Heart and Gut by Betsy Brandt
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 104,000. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Everyone is creative—even you! You have three intelligence centers, which serve as distinct sources for creativity. Each one is equal in capacity to deliver breakthrough results. Learn how to take advantage of each source in your own creative process: Your head, heart and gut intuition. You'll complete a three-center self-assessment and learn about your composite creative process.
Story Crisis, Story Climax 2: Build a Problem/Decision Arc in Your Novel by Stephen J. Carter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,710. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Many high-volume fiction writers believe they owe their success to having a coherent series of scenes before they start writing a novel. “Story Crisis, Story Climax 2” can show you how! In this book we look at how each of the 5 plot pressure points in a story (in 30 movies) presents a problem to the hero, who then responds with a decision. These 5 pressure points generate the scenes of your novel!
Story Crisis, Story Climax 1: How to Use Film Structure to Plan Your Novel by Stephen J. Carter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,900. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Why spend years learning how to write stories by trial and error? Let "Story Crisis, Story Climax 1" teach you how. You will accelerate your learning curve by observing, in a range of film stories, how the Inciting Incident, Turning Points, Midpoint, and Crisis Climax work in relationship to each other, the larger story arc, and other stories in its genre.
The Divine Feminine Fire: Creativity and Your Yearning to Express Your Self by Teri Degler
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 111,630. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015 by Institute for Consciousness Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Amazing as it may seem, our desire to ease the suffering we see around us, to save Mother Earth, and especially, to express our true selves creatively are fuelled by the same cosmic force. Called Shakti in yoga, this divine feminine energy is not just as the creative force of the cosmos but also the creative force within you. Explore the creative journeys of mystic women and women just like you! .
The Entrepreneur and Innovation from A to Z by Dr T William Hefferan
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 201,330. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Filled with real-life examples, this book is a unique light reading approach to learning how to become a successful innovative entrepreneur. A collection of diverse articles ensures you won’t put the book down. Hard facts, research results, real-life stories and enough humor to entertain, you'll have advice for all aspects of starting and succeeding in any entrepreneurial endeavor and business.
How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method by Randy Ingermanson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,390. Language: American English. Published: July 17, 2014 by Randy Ingermanson. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Are you writing a novel, but having trouble getting your first draft written? Take a look at the wildly popular Snowflake Method—a battle-tested series of ten steps that jump-start your creativity and help you quickly map out your story. All around the world, novelists are using the Snowflake Method right now to ignite their imaginations and get their first drafts down on paper.
Sober Play: Using Creativity for a More Joyful Recovery by Jill Kelly
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,480. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity, Nonfiction » Inspiration » 12-step programs
Sober Play is for anyone looking to find more joy and meaning in recovery. You don’t need talent or special skills to be creative. You just need the same things you need for recovery: willingness, courage, and perseverance. Although I had never been an artist, doing creative play changed my life and strengthened my recovery. I hope creative play can do the same for you.
The Art of Collecting Poetry by Brian Paul Allison
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,790. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Create your own personal anthology to get even more enjoyment from your best loved poetry. Think of this as a self-help book for the poetry-collecting hobbyist. This book offers a range of memorization and public speaking techniques to help presenters add power to their talks. It is also a memoirette describing my journey into the depths of wisdom poetry, self-mythologization, and other fun stuff.
How to Develop (Imaginative, Insightful & Credible) Short Story Ideas by Jerry Dunne
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,390. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
The book shows the writer how to analyse methodically certain types of source material for the purpose of using it as both inspiration and guide in the development of imaginative, insightful and credible short story ideas. This material consists of the saying, the fable, the poem, the fairy tale and the historical text.
MFA in a Box by John Rember
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,630. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013 by Dream of Things. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Part craft talk, part philosophical tome, part memoir, "MFA in a Box" explores the relationships between the writer and love, grief, place, family, race, violence, and other topics. Winner of Hoffer, Nautilus and Midwest Book Awards. "Beyond Burroway." Jo-Ann Mapson, co-creator of University of Alaska MFA Program "The essential truths about excellent writing." The Judges of the Hoffer Awards
Dojo Wisdom for Writers, Second Edition by Jennifer Lawler
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 54,250. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
When black belt Jennifer Lawler first started training in the martial arts, she never imagined it would teach her how to become a more accomplished writer. Now a successful author and writing coach, Lawler shares 100 essential lessons from the martial arts that will help you master the craft of writing and build your writing career.
Different & Unique by Andreea Serban
Price: $11.00 USD. Words: 94,240. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
"Even one single person can see something from several perspectives, depending on the moment, because life changes and everything is different. We don't have a single way of being, we have several – and just as every moment is different, every person in our lives is different, depending on the moment; just as life changes and we are part of it, life is part of us as well, and we have different..."
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