Books

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Steven Pressfield has inspired thousands of people around the world to defeat “resistance” through his book, The War of Art. Originally written for writers, this book has been embraced by creatives and business people alike since 2002. In this book, we learn to recognize and knock down dream-blocking barriers to silence the naysayers within us. The War of Art identifies the enemy that each one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, and then pinpoints how we can achieve the greatest success.

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The Artist's Way: 25th Anniversary Edition

A revolutionary program for personal renewal, The Artist’s Way will help get you back on track, rediscover your passions, and take the steps you need to change your life. The program begins with Julia Cameron’s most vital tools for creative recovery – The Morning Pages, a daily writing ritual of three pages of stream-of-conscious, and The Artist Date, a dedicated block of time to nurture your inner artist. From there, she shares hundreds of exercises, activities, and prompts to help readers thoroughly explore each chapter. This book has impacted millions of people and is definitely recommended reading.

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The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life

Twyla Tharp, one of the world’s leading creative artists, choreographers, and creator of the smash-hit Broadway show, Movin’ Out, shares her secrets for developing and honing your creative talents. All it takes to make creativity a part of your life is the willingness to make it a habit. Whether you’re a painter, 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 she has learned in her remarkable thirty-five-year career.

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Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving–every day. James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. If you’re having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn’t you. The problem is your system. Here, you’ll get a proven system that can take you to new heights.

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Courageous Creative: A 31-Day Interactive Devotional

Jenny Randle’s 31-day interactive devotional will give you the tools and encouragement you need to discover your God-given identity, cultivate your creativity, and express your thoughts. You’ll find fun, think-outside-the-box creative challenges that will spark your imagination and inspire you in fresh, new ways. Experience creative and spiritual freedom and unleash the courageous creative in you.

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The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life

The greatest story you could write is the one you experienced yourself. Knowing where to start is the hardest part, but it just got a little easier with Marion Roach Smith’s essential guidebook for anyone wanting to write a memoir. Whether it’s a book, blog, or a letter to a child, writing a memoir is the single greatest path to self-examination.

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Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

For a quarter century, more than a million readers—scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities—have been inspired by Anne Lamott’s hilarious, big-hearted, homespun advice. An essential volume for generations of writers young and old, Bird by Bird is a modern classic. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition will continue to spark creative minds for years to come.

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Hit Songwriting: How a Songwriting Coach Can Fast Track Your Results

This book will change the way you look at the music industry. Hit songwriter Brent Baxter of Man vs. Row and Songwriting Pro discusses how finding the right songwriting coach can fast track your success in the music industry. Learn what the pros know about songwriting success.

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How to Wrestle an Octopus: an agency account manager's guide to pretty much everything

Acclaimed by industry experts (like me!) as the most comprehensive guide for agency account managers of all levels, Sarah Ritchie’s How to Wrestle an Octopus is a must-read for anyone with client-facing responsibility in the advertising, design, PR, experiential, media, and print industries.

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The Art of Client Service: The Classic Guide, Updated for Today's Marketers and Advertisers

This book is a powerful source of counsel for those new to the business, for industry veterans who want to refresh or validate what they know, and for anyone in the middle of the journey to get better at what they do. It is an easy read that covers the path from an initial new business win to beginning, building, losing, then regaining trust with clients.

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The Practical Pocket Guide to Account Planning

The Practical Pocket Guide to Account Planning provides a straightforward, no nonsense approach to understanding what Account Planners do on a daily basis and how they do it. Whether you’re a Client, a Creative, an Account Manager, or an aspiring Account Planner, this book will help you understand how Planners think and what great Planning can really do. It’s a short read that you will reference again and again.

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Hey, Whipple, Squeeze This: The Classic Guide to Creating Great Ads, 5th Edition

Hey Whipple, Squeeze This has helped generations of young creatives make their mark in the field. From starting out and getting work, to building successful campaigns, you gain a real-world perspective on what it means to be great in a fast-moving, sometimes harsh industry. You’ll learn how to tell brand stories and create brand experiences online and in traditional media outlets, and you’ll learn more about the value of authenticity, simplicity, storytelling, and conflict.

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I'm Possible: Jumping into Fear and Discovering a Life of Purpose

Recognized as “the most influential photographer on the Internet,” Jeremy Cowart is known as a photographer, hotelier, fund-raiser, teacher, artist, world uniter, lover of life, and man of adventure. I’m Possible is an extension of Jeremy’s belief that greatness must serve a greater purpose. It’s a book that will inspire readers with the message that all things are possible when we actively engage our God-given purpose to change the world.

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What You Do Matters Boxed Set — Featuring all three New York Times best sellers (What Do You Do With an Idea?, What Do You Do With a Problem?, and What Do You Do With a Chance?)

Discover the amazing things that happen when you nurture your bright ideas, face your problems, and take bold chances. Gorgeous and powerful in its simplicity. A children’s book series for creatives of all ages.

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