Julia Cameron has been an active artist for four decades. She is the author of more than forty books, fiction and nonfiction, including such bestselling works on the creative process as The Artist's Way, Walking in this World, and Finding Water. A novelist, playwright, songwriter, and poet, she has multiple credits in theater, film, and television. She divides her time between Manhattan and the high desert of New Mexico.
Praise for The Artist's Way
"This book has been around for a long time, and I hope it
sticks around forever. It guides the reader through a fascinating
(and fun) 12-week-long program of exercises and explorations that
help loosen up one's artistic self. It takes you on a journey that
will cost you nothing (aside from the guidebook) and it brings much
insight, gently helping you see what is holding you back, and
showing you how to move forward. Three times in the last decade
I've committed to doing The Artist's Way's program, and each time
I've learned something important and surprising about myself and my
work. Just to show how influential it's been to me--the first time
I did the program, I had decided by end of it that I wanted to 1)
travel to Italy and learn Italian, 2) Go to an ashram in India, and
3) Return to Indonesia to study with the old medicine man I'd once
met there. We all know what that decision led to. . . Without The
Artist's Way, there would have been no Eat, Pray, Love."
--Elizabeth Gilbert "The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron is not exclusively about writing--it is about discovering and developing the artist within, whether a painter, poet, screenwriter, or musician--but it is a lot about writing. If you have always wanted to pursue a creative dream, have always wanted to play and create with words or paints, this book will gently get you started and help you learn all kinds of paying-attention techniques; and that, after all, is what being an artist is all about. It's about learning to pay attention."
--Anne Lamott "This is a book that addresses a delicate and complex subject. For those who will use it, it is a valuable tool to get in touch with their own creativity."