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Dreaming is easy. Making it happen is hard. With a fresh perspective, Carol Lloyd motivates the person searching for two things: the creative life and a life of sanity, happiness and financial solvency. Creating a Life Worth Living is for the hundreds of thousands of people who bought Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way, but who are looking for more down-to-earth solutions and concrete tasks for achieving their goals.

Creating a Life Worth Living helps the reader search memory for inspiration, understand his or her individual artistic profile, explore possible futures, design a daily process and build a structure of support. Each of the 12 chapters, such as "The Drudge We Do For Dollars" and "Excavating the Future," contains specific exercises and daily tasks that help readers to clarify their desires and create a tangible plan of action for realizing dreams. The book also provides inspiring anecdotes and interviews with people who have succeeded in their chosen fields, such as performance artist Anna Devere Smith, writer Sally Tisdale and filmmaker R. J. Cutler.

The pursuit of one's dreams is one of the great joys in life but also one of the most terrifying. Creating a Life Worth Living is an invaluable road map for this journey, guiding readers as they take the first tentative steps that are necessary before they can fly.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-300) and index.

About the Author

Carol Lloyd, a writer, performer, and entrepreneur, is the founder of The Writing Parlor, a San Francisco literary arts center. For the past seven years, she has led Life Worth Living workshops, helping hundreds attain their creative dreams. Her essay and short fiction have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times Magazine, the San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Focus, and Salon magazine, where she is a regular contributor.

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jillianharrington, August 25, 2008 (view all comments by jillianharrington)
This is an EXCELLENT book. A great help to those in creative professions (and who are just creative in general) to help them sort out what it is they want in life, and how to go about getting it, from the ideal to the mundane. The book isn't overly directive, though it does have weekly tasks to complete. The authors basic take is that YOU are the artist, and you need to find what works for you.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060952433
Author:
Lloyd, Carol
Publisher:
William Morrow & Company
Author:
by Carol Lloyd
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
Motivational
Subject:
Creativity
Subject:
Vocational Guidance
Subject:
Creative Ability
Subject:
Happiness
Subject:
Personal Growth - Happiness
Subject:
General Self-Help
Subject:
Business Writing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
47
Publication Date:
19970831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.34x6.02x.88 in. .83 lbs.

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