[A Collage Representing the Internet] the Internet (31k jpeg) (492k jpeg) is a collage i did as part of a study at the Harvard Business School (no gifs due to patent problems)

Some of The Artist's Way related Web Sites

The Artist's Way is a program for spiritually inspired creative recovery developed by Julia Cameron, with assistance from others. It is also the title of a book by her.

It's been very helpful to me personally. Especially the practice of morning pages.

If you undertake The Artist's Way, I recommend you also buy and use The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal. This Journal includes a lot of information that The Artist's Way book does not. E.g. the contract in the Journal is much better then the one in the book.

I also recommedn you read Julia Cameron's memoir Floor Sample. It puts heart and soul into The Artist's Way, and will be powerful inspiration for you to be guided along it.

Do morning pages as close to her instructions as possible.

Do the absolute minimum between opening your eyes and staring to write MPs. If you can, skip the bathroom and kitchen stops. Make sure room mates know no interruptions. Turn the cell/smart-phone off. Close the laptop.

You need 8 1/2" x 11 narrow ruled paper, at least 37 lines a page This is the key thing she doesn't describe. Too little and it doesn't work. Too much is pointless, and I suspect hurts the process.

I often write @ a sunlit window, but don't let the view distract me.

Three sides of them, and carpe diem

enjoy -len



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updated: 13 Aug 2006 tower