#6 Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

24453082When looking for creative inspiration or a jump-start to your craft, look here.

Gilbert (yes, author of Eat, Pray, Love… also the author of the excellent The Last American Man) tackles the doubts and fears that stunt the creative impulse, talks about ideas that just want to be brought into the world and made real, champions doing the creative work because you love the work, and divulges the most fascinating story about how a book idea she was working on left her creative sphere and ended up in Ann Patchett’s.

This book continues to fuel interesting  conversations and I find myself talking about the ideas in Big Magic with anyone who will listen.