Creativity and the Creative Process

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Books to read about creativity, writing, making art, and the like. Please add recommendations.
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71 members
½ 4.3
2 Members
aulsmith, LunaDance
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aulsmith: For someone like me without an art background, I found this book really helped me understand fundamentals in a very creative way.
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20,057 members
193 reviews
4.1
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aulsmith
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aulsmith: This isn't my all time favorite, but I found the last chapter helpful
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2,374 members
91 reviews
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LunaDance
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1,749 members
33 reviews
4.1
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LunaDance
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1,341 members
7 reviews
3.8
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aulsmith
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aulsmith
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aulsmith: If you haven't tried them, mind maps can be amazingly helpful.
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927 members
20 reviews
4.2
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aulsmith
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aulsmith: Inspiring essays by a writer I love.
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602 members
5 reviews
½ 3.7
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aulsmith
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aulsmith: Very helpful book. Gets you to look at things from a different angle.
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aulsmith
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aulsmith: I didn't like the art, but the explanation of techniques has been very helpful.
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aulsmith
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aulsmith: I found this very helpful in understanding my personal learning style and appreciating that other people are different
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249 members
4 reviews
4.1
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aulsmith
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aulsmith: Inspirational essays by a favorite author
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240 members
6 reviews
4.1
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aulsmith
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aulsmith: ATCs are good ways to make small experiments in visual creativity.
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224 members
4 reviews
½ 3.6
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aulsmith
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aulsmith: Towards the end of this book, Storr muses on the difference in productive creativity (artists and scientists), cultish creativity (gurus, etc.), and down-right insanity. I found it extremely helpful in understanding the continuum of creativity and how to keep it productive.
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140 members
3 reviews
3.9
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aulsmith
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aulsmith: My favorite collage book. Fresh looking art and well explained techniques.
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500 members
6 reviews
½ 3.6
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336 members
12 reviews
½ 3.5
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1,040 members
10 reviews
3.8
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aulsmith : The prompts were interesting but had to be altered to write sf. I spent more time creatively altering the book than getting anything out of it.
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614 members
7 reviews
½ 3.5
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aulsmith : This one wasn't well-written.
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208 members
7 reviews
4.1
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aulsmith : Didn't help me.