Big Magic

Big Magic

Creative Living Beyond Fear

Book - 2015
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Shares the author's wisdom and thoughts on creativity, offering insight into inspiration and discussing the attitudes, approaches, and habits needed to live a creative life.
Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, 2015
Edition: LARGE PRINT ED
ISBN: 9781410483157
1410483150
Characteristics: 299 p. (large print) ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Creative living beyond fear

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cals_Stories Apr 18, 2016

I recently listened to this as an audio book. It’s like self help for artists or anyone pursuing their passion.


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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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woohoo25
Sep 06, 2016

Absolutely LOVE this book. Creativity is a must and Elizabeth Gilbert guides the reader to find peace in loving and creating freely.

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