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Publications are listed in alphabetical order by title.
Title: 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women (The)
Author/Editor: Gail McMeekin, LICSW
Description: Empowers and inspires those who are ready to confront self-defeating patterns related to creativity.
Publisher: Conari Press
Publication Date: 2000
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Title: 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women Journal (The)
Author/Editor: Gail McMeekin
Description: Designed to inspire you further and urge you to take your creative dreams to the next level. . . "The discussions and writing prompts are designed to deepen your intimate relationship with your creativity in your life, help you embrace and commit to the ideas that are yours to express, and guide you in developing effective strategies to envision and achieve your goals.”
Publisher: Conari Press
Publication Date: 2011
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Title: 12 Secrets of Highly Successful Women (The): A Portable Life Coach for Creative Women
Author/Editor: Gail McMeekin
Description: A wealth of advice for the specific challenges creative women face today: thinking too small, underestimating the need for change, fearing the future, and lacking self-confidence. McMeekin combines interviews with some of today’s most successful women and her own success strategies to help readers transcend their blocks -- showing what is possible when you follow your heart and honor your gifts. (Career coach and artist-advocate, founder of the Artist Help Network, is featured in this book.)
Publisher: Conari Press
Publication Date: 2011
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Title: 9 Steps to Financial Freedom (The). Practical & Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying
Author/Editor: Suze Orman
Description: Revised edition. Explores the psychological and spiritual power money has in our lives. Revised edition.
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Publication Date: 2006
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Title: A Life in the Arts: Practical Guidance and Inspiration for Creative and Performing Artists (Inner Work Book)
Author/Editor: Eric Maisel
Description: Addresses problems encountered by artists, including creative blocks, aloneness, and the concept of talent. Provides self-help strategies for coping.
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
Publication Date: 1994
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Title: Affirmations for Artists
Author/Editor: Eric Maisel
Description: Deals with issues of introspection, self-examination and a willingness to take risks.
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
Publication Date: 1996
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Title: Art and Fear: Observations On The Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
Author/Editor: David Bayles and Ted Orland
Description: Explores the way art gets made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way.
Publisher: Image Continuum Press
Publication Date: 2001
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Title: Art from Intuition: Overcoming Your Fears and Obstacles in Making Art
Author/Editor: Dean Nimmer
Description: Practical self-help for artists who want to free their creativity. Offers artists a unique system for freeing their own creative intuition, the sixth sense that directs an artist’s drive and work. By letting go of the self-criticism, doubt, and insecurity that discourage artmaking, artists will be able to soar to new heights of creativity.
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
Publication Date: 2008
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Title: Art without Compromise
Author/Editor: Wendy Richmond
Description: Challenges artists to investigate their work through multiple lenses – with commentaries, exercises, and wide-ranging references to contemporary thinkers to inspire artists to change the way they think about their creative landscape, from personal goals to cultural influences to technological realities.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2009
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Title: Artist Empowered (An): Define and Establish YOur Value as an Artist -- Now Triumph Over Rejection
Author/Editor: Eden Maxwell
Description: A primer for understanding the truths and myths about rejection.
Publisher: Lulu
Publication Date: 2007
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Title: Artist Inside (The). A Spiritual Guide to Cultivating Your Creative Self
Author/Editor: Tom Crockett
Description: A new approach to tapping into creativity, using the images and artifacts in dreams.
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Publication Date: 2000
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Title: Artist's Quest for Inspiration (The)
Author/Editor: Peggy Hadden
Description: Revised edition. Instructs artists how to work their way out of a creative slump.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2004
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Title: Artist's Way (The). A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
Author/Editor: Julia Cameron
Description: Revised. A twelve-week program to recover your creativity from a variety of blocks, including limiting beliefs, fear, self-sabotage, jealousy, guilt, addictions, and other inhibiting forces.
Publisher: J.P. Tarcher
Publication Date: 2002
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Title: Blank Canvas (The). Inviting the Muse
Author/Editor: Anna Held Audette
Description: Includes strategies for getting unstuck. Offers advice to artists who are struggling with creative blocks or personal expression.
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Publication Date: 1993
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Title: Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People (The)
Author/Editor: Carol Eikleberry and Richard Nelson Bolles
Description: Revised. Offers advice and support for creative people who are uncertain about their future and finding a place in the world.
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Publication Date: 2007
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Title: Career Management for the Creative Person
Author/Editor: Lee Silber
Description: Covers various aspects of professional life. Offers coping strategies, tips, and warns the right-brainer of common self-sabotaging behavior with advice on how to spot it and stop it early.
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Publication Date: 1999
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Title: Career Solutions for Creative People. How to Balance Artistic Goals with Career Security
Author/Editor: Dr. Ronda Ormont
Description: Focuses on how to find the time and freedom to pursue art while making a stable living.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2001
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Title: Coaching the Artist Within
Author/Editor: Eric Maisel
Description: Shows you how to defuse your own excuses and break through the dreaded “artist’s block” with provocative questions, stimulating challenges, real-life success stories, and common sense. Maisel, a family therapist, counselor, and national creativity consultant has heard every excuse in the book.
Publisher: New World Library
Publication Date: 2005
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Title: Creative Habit (The). Learn It and Use It for Life
Author/Editor: Twyla Tharp
Description: Delves into the nature of creativity, exploring themes of process versus product, and the influences of inspiration and rigorous study. Part memoir, the author shares the lessons she has learned in her 35-year career as a choreographer. Also includes various exercises to ease the fears of facing a blank beginning and open the mind to new possibilities, regardless of the creative impulses and disciplines you follow.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 2005
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Title: Creatively Self-employed: How Writers and Artists Deal with Career Ups and Downs
Author/Editor: Kristen Fischer
Description: Covers how to build confidence and self-esteem in your work; cope with rejection; handle creative voids and time issues; combat loneliness and isolation; and deal with anxiety, depression, and stress.
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.
Publication Date: 2007
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Title: Creativity. How to Catch Lightning in a Bottle
Author/Editor: George Gamez and Jack Segal
Description: A practical program for artists, performers and others who wish to unleash their creative power. Unlocks secrets of the creative imagination.
Publisher: Peak Publications
Publication Date: 1996
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Title: Energy of Money (The). A Spiritual Guide to Financial and Personal Fulfillment
Author/Editor: Maria Nemeth
Description: Revised. Provides spiritual and practical techniques to create a unique program for achieving personal life goals and financial wealth.
Publisher: Balantine Publishing Company
Publication Date: 2000
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Title: Fearless Creating
Author/Editor: Eric Maisel
Description: Includes exercises designed to help you overcome inertia and fear.
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
Publication Date: 1995
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Title: How to Survive & Prosper as an Artist
Author/Editor: Caroll Michels
Description: Revised edition. See chapters "Launching or Relaunching Your Career: Overcoming Career Blocks" and "Rationalization, Paranoia, Competition, and Rejection." Revised edition.
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication Date: 2009
Email: carollmichels@gmail.com
URL: www.carollmichels.com
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Title: Leonardo's Ink Bottle. The Artist's Way of Seeing
Author/Editor: Roberta Weir
Description: Guides readers through the rediscovery of instinct and intuition, and the quicksilver nature of inspiration in creating art.
Publisher: Ten Speed Press/Celestial Arts
Publication Date: 1998
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Title: Life, Paint and Passion. Reclaiming the Magic of Spontaneous Expression
Author/Editor: Michelle Cassou and Stwart Cubley
Description: Explains how to use the creative process as an important tool for self-discovery.
Publisher: J.P. Tarcher
Publication Date: 1996
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Title: Making Room for Making Art. A Thoughtful and Practical Guide to Bringing the Pleasure of Artistic Expression Back into Your Life
Author/Editor: Sally Warner
Description: Offers advice for artists who are becoming discouraged or feel stalled and want to rekindle their passion for making art.
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Publication Date: 1994
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Title: Marry Your Muse. Making a Lasting Commitment to Your Creativity
Author/Editor: Jan Phillips
Description: A course in creative expression.
Publisher: Theosophical Publishing House
Publication Date: 1997
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Title: Money Mirror (The). How Money Reflects Women's Dreams, Fears, and Desires
Author/Editor: Annette Lieberman and Vicki Lindner
Description: Helps women understand and overcome cultural and personal barriers to intelligent money management.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 1996
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Title: Overcoming Underearning
Author/Editor: Barbara Stanny
Description: “Underearners are self-saboteurs who don't live up to their earnings potential,” says the author, , a financial educator, motivational speaker, and career counselor. Whether they make $10 an hour or six figures a year, they tend to live paycheck to paycheck, are often in debt, and have a high tolerance for low pay. Ironically, many work incredibly hard. The good news is that underearning is a self-imposed condition. By focusing on overcoming it, underearners will not only earn what they deserve, but live a richer life.
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Publication Date: 2007
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Title: Pencil Dancing: New Ways to Free Your Creative Spirit
Author/Editor: Mari Messer
Description: Focuses on developing creative confidence, overcoming blocks, and taming your inner critics.
Publisher: Walking Stick Press
Publication Date: 2001
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Title: Power of Positive Choices (The): Adding and Subtracting Your Way to a Great Life
Author/Editor: Gail McMeekin
Description: Making the right choices can be as easy as adding and subtracting. A step-by-step process of throwing out the bad to accommodate the good by identifying deterrents, such as bad habits, issues, and people who cause drama in our lives – and adding goals, priorities, and people to support your journey.
Publisher: Conari Press
Publication Date: 2001
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Title: Pushcart's Complete Rotten Reviews & Rejections
Author/Editor: edited by Bill Henderson & Andre Bernard
Description: A collection of nasty reviews and ridiculous rejections of great authors and classical books.
Publisher: Pushcart Press
Publication Date: 1998
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Title: Second Acts that Change Lives: Making a Difference in the World
Author/Editor: Mary Beth Sammons
Description: A wake-up call, an interviention of sorts to help prod readers to pursue their dreams -- to turn the "someday I'd love to" into "today I will" and, in doing so, make a profound difference in the world.
Publisher: Conari Press
Publication Date: 2009
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Title: Secret Life of Money (The) : How Money Can Be Food for the Soul
Author/Editor: Tad Crawford
Description: Reveals ways in which money impacts our lives both for good and evil, using illustrations from ancient myths to contemporary times. Revised edition.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 1996
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Title: Thank You for Being Such a Pain. Spiritual Guidance for Dealing with Difficult People
Author/Editor: Mark I. Rosen
Description: Provides insights, anecdotes and guidelines to help you overcome the distractions and energy drain of dealing with difficult people.
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Publication Date: 1998
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Title: Trust the Process. An Artist's Guide to Letting Go
Author/Editor: Shaun McNiff
Description: Expands the reader's view of what it means to live in tune with the labyrinthine ways of the creative spirit.
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Publication Date: 1998
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Title: Van Gogh Blues (The): The Creative Person’s Path Through Depression
Author/Editor: Eric Maisel
Description: Creative people will experience depression—that’s a given. It’s a given because they are regularly confronted by doubts about the meaningfulness of their efforts. Theirs is a kind of depression that does not respond to pharmaceutical treatment. What’s required is healing in the realm of meaning. The author teaches creative people how to handle these recurrent crises of meaning and how to successfully manage the anxieties of the creative process.
Publisher: New World Library
Publication Date: 2007
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Title: War of Art (The): Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
Author/Editor: Steven Pressfield
Description: An “engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul that keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor.” . . . Pressfield “identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success.”
Publisher: Black Irish Entertainment
Publication Date: 2012
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Title: Why Art Cannot Be Taught. A Handbook for Art Students
Author/Editor: James Elkins
Description: A critical portrait of what really goes on in art schools. Addresses the brutality of art critiques, and suggests ways to make them more helpful. A survival guide for students and teachers.
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication Date: 2001
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Title: Work With Passion. How To Do What You Love for a Living
Author/Editor: Nancy Anderson
Description: Revised. Packed with inspiration for taking chances, making choices, and recognizing opportunities. Revised edition.
Publisher: New World Library
Publication Date: 2004
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Web Sites are listed in alphabetical order by title.
Title: About.com
Description: A discussion about “The Artist and Dyslexia” by Marion-Boddy-Evans.
URL: painting.about.com/od/rightleftbrain/a/ArtistDyslexia.htm
Title: Born to Explore
Description: “The Coincidence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Creativity” by Bonnie Cramond
URL: borntoexplore.org/adhd.htm