Big Magic

Big Magic

Creative Living Beyond Fear

eBook - 2015
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Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now, this beloved author shares her wisdom and unique understanding of creativity, shattering the perceptions of mystery and suffering that surround the process - and showing us all just how easy it can be. By sharing stories from her own life, as well as those from her friends and the people that have inspired her, Elizabeth Gilbert challenges us to embrace our curiosity, tackle what we most love and face down what we most fear. Whether you long to write a book, create art, cope with challenges at work, embark on a long-held dream, or simply to make your everyday life more vivid and rewarding, Big Magic will take you on a journey of exploration filled with wonder and unexpected joys.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2015
ISBN: 9781408866764
1408866765
9780698408319
0698408314
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Rozyluv
Dec 27, 2017

This was like having a much needed pep talk with a close friend.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 04, 2017

Big Magic is the type of book you keep around for inspiration, motivation, and all-round creative guidance. Liz Gilbert writes about the struggles and expectations of living a creative life, which is something Gilbert argues to be something we all live. She mainly speaks about her main creative profession: writing, but this book can be interpreted into any form of creativity such as dancing, gardening, and art! I loved the tidbits of stories that cleanly tie into her next piece of advice for the reader. There were a lot of laughs stuffed between the pages and plenty of advice – for both my life and my creative life – that I will be carrying for the rest of my life. Big Magic is probably the closest thing to a solid cure for Writer's Block. A must-read! 
- @Spectacles of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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LouWSytsma
Jun 30, 2017

What a wonderful way look at not only creative endeavours but life itself.

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rdcowan
May 01, 2017

I've been struggling with blocked ideas and doubts for years. This book is just what I needed. No preaching is involved (yeah!), her writing gives me a boost in my confidence. Highly recommended.

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bjyork11
Mar 23, 2017

A must read for anyone who thrives on creativity. This book was a huge affirmation and gave me the permission I needed to live my most creative life.

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ShelbyFerguson
Mar 13, 2017

This book changed something in me. It took the pressure off and gave me the space and forgiveness I needed to jump back into art. I now paint nearly every day which I haven't been able to do so easily in years. I would recommend it to anyone that finds themselves struggling to create!

JCLHelenH Mar 07, 2017

If you create, especially if you write, stop what you're doing right now and find a copy of Big Magic. She busts through all the excuses you've ever used to avoid putting pen to paper.

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LeaLibrary
Jan 29, 2017

Greatly enjoyed this read. So many stories to support the overall goal of living a creative life. Encouraging words to make it work, for yourself. And not without some awesome laughs along the way.

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mguthrie01
Oct 24, 2016

Gilbert's Big Magic is fun and, more importantly, inspirational. This is a book I want to reread every time I feel my creativity waning.

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lpottinger
Sep 19, 2016

Love how she empowers us to pursue the creativity without being totally illogical. It's a light reading but full of interesting anecdotes.

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