: The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life (Audible Audio Edition): Twyla Tharp, Lauren Fortgang, Audible Studios: Books. Creativity is not a gift from the gods, says Twyla Tharp, bestowed by some divine and mystical spark. It is the product of preparation and effort, and it’s within. The Creative Habit summary shows you why having a starting ritual is Twyla Tharp is one of the world’s most renowned dancers and dance.

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Since I did not have the time to treat this like a workbook with exercises I gave up on it.

To me, this is the key thing in the book I’ve always been intrigued to read this book since Merlin Mann championed it over a year ago on 43folders. Twyla Tharp is an American dancer and choreographer.

It’s superbly well written by a smart and classy lady. What do you do if you are in a rut with your project or story or music? Oct 29, Thsrp Tomic rated it really liked it.

I certainly didn’t envy her her choices in life and did not respond to her manner of writing either. Some of the exercises she gives you are things that will only work with dancing, honest to God. Overall, I felt that wagging her finger at things that people do in everyday life wasn’t cretive the appropiate way to get people to follow her; not only did it make me feel like saying “What do you know? In a nutshell, it tells the reader to make a habit out of the work it takes to be creative.

I tend to prefer straight forward talk The Creative Habit: All in all, a worthwhile and motivational read, especially for us “flighty” artist types determined to get over the creative dips — or, as Tharp puts it, through the “ruts.


Sign up to our email newsletter to get new articles in your inbox. In “Do a Verb,” she turns your mind and body into coworkers. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Consider just reading the white pages and delving into the grey pages when you have twwyla time and wherewithal to examine your creative practice.

Yet it was through knowing that if I kept trying and working on it that I managed to capture it. Apr habkt, Alice rated it it was amazing. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. In her creative realm, optimism rules. All it ttharp to make creativity a part of your life is the willingness to make it a habit.

I picked it up because I am on a “creativity” book binge this year, but this book is not inspiring just because of the creative exercises Tharp includes. Books by Twyla Tharp.

The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp

It is the product of preparation and effort, and it’s within reach of everyone who wants to achieve it. The first time I read this book, it was such a revelation. This is more than just practical suggestions to stimulate your creative juices and not the same ol’ you’ve read before. Twyla talks mostly about the hard work she has put into her craft. In order to be creative, you have to know how to prepare to be creative.

Energy and time are finite resources; conserving them is very important. Tharp shows that creatkve struggle to be creative is nothing new, and that great artists have fought crewtive same battles as anyone striving to create today.


This book was the smack upside the head I really needed, and I really, really want to attend more dance thafp. Nov 02, jenn rated it it was amazing Shelves: Metaphor is the lifeblood of all art. She’s prolific, energetic, and — yes — has a creative habit.

The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life

But that’s a moot point. Trivia About The Creative Habi Contrary to what I believed, successful artists seem to be ones that impose some order prior to open the stage up to creative freedom. Twyla Tharp, is, of course, hharp of the greatest dance choreographers of all time, twla of the emblematic “think outside the box” visionaries of our day. Rather, it’s a thoughtful, mostly backward-looking essay that describes how Twyla Tharp stays on top of her creative game as a xreative.

That statement was just one of I was expecting this book to be a lot better than it actually was, and I feel that the idea was good, it was just presented in a way that I didn’t find at all engaging. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Please try again later. Learn It and Use It for Life.

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The chapter subjects delve into each fragment of a successful creative life: Return to Book Page. In Th Creativity is not a gift from the gods, says Twyla Tharp, bestowed by some crrative and mystical spark. This isn’t a practical manual for developing creative habits. By making the start of the sequence automatic, they replace doubt and fear with comfort and routine.

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