: 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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Tharp insightfully demystifies the creative process, showing that it’s mostly a matter of discipline and hard work.

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I found the material a bit hard to digest but I think I got the gist of it. She is also a strong advocate for constant practice and constant work. As long as I made a habit of driving to the park, I’d end up running, even if it was only a mile. Whether you are a thrap, musician, businessperson, or simply an individual yearning to put your creativity to use, The Creative Habit provides you with thirty-two practical exercises based on the lessons Twyla Tharp has learned in her remarkable thirty-five-year career.

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The Creative Habit

Finally, the book is also a rumination on the nature of creativity itself, exploring themes of process versus product, the influences of inspiration and rigorous study, and much more. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: In “Coins and Chaos,” she provides the simplest of mental games to restore order habiit peace.

Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly Perhaps the leading choreographer of her generation, Tharp offers a thesis on creativity that is more complex than its self-help title suggests. Twyla Tharp is an American dancer and choreographer. Anyway, I’ll probably make a point to reread this title every few years, since I have it on hand now, along with making it an idle reference book. Also especially enjoyed the chapters on ruts and grooves “different sides of the same coin”experience and naivete, and passion and skill.

Along the way she leads you by the hand through the painful first steps of scratching for ideas, finding the spine of your work, and getting out of ruts into productive grooves. You have to find a way to trick yourself to make it habitual. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. 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.


Thank you for your feedback. This book as thrilled my creative spirit and inspired me to allow myself to go beyond the self-imposed limits that I had unknowingly placed on myself. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

In a nutshell, it tells the reader to make a habit out of the work it takes to be creative. Learn Being both an editor and a writer, one of the most difficult things for me is actually getting my day going. An empty room, a bare desk, a blank canvas can be energizing, not demoralizing. I can develop a habit; I can’t really wait around for a flash from God. In “Coins and Chaos,” she gives you an easy way to restore order and peace.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It has exercises to help keep one’s focus. This book is full of answers. She writes about the importance of rituals and routines, or how to prepare to create. I’m glad I finally got to it because this book is truly a gem. For the rest of us, the book reads more like a memoir than a how-to guide This isn’t a practical manual for developing creative habits.

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All preferred working states, no matter how eccentric, have one thing in common: This means she has a lot of experience with keeping the creative workflow going and with getting out of the inevitable rut.

Commit yourself to mastering every aspect. It is utterly nabit to know that even bona fide geniuses perhaps especially! I tend to prefer straight forward talk and therefore found the majority of each chapter to be boring and unneccessary.

I’ll do it again. Return to Book Page. Tharp discusses the importance of routine and ritual in every artist’s life and an artist is anyone who wants or needs to draw on their creativityand how certain tools such as filing all materials related to a certain idea or project into individually labeled boxes, or moving coins on a table around and into patterns, can help determine if an idea is worth pursuing.


I liked her freative maybe it isn’t hers, but it’s in the book of a ‘metaphor quotient’, one’s ability to use and understand metaphors, to explain the world using reference to memories and experiences.

In addition, she recounts the experiences of artists from other disciplines, including painting and cinematography.

By the time I give the taxi driver directions, it’s too late to wonder why I’m going to the gym and not snoozing under the warm covers of my bed It should make you want to be there, and once you find it, stick with it.

To quote her “Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is a result of good work habits. Nov 02, jenn rated it it was amazing Shelves: In “Coins and Chaos,” she gives you an easy way to restore order and peace.

Part of this is habit, but the other part is not always having an anchor in my day that tells my brain it is time to get to work already, no more excuses, no more fear. Which you can read below; it is a hoot, if not full of hubris.

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

She defines creativity as a product of hard work and preparation. It’s difficult to form habits because we can’t help thinking about the end result, but the focus should always be to start.

Creativity is a combination of hard work and consistency. Consider just reading the white pages and delving into the grey pages when you have the time and wherewithal to examine your creative practice.

Jan 29, Ron rated it it was amazing.