The Writer’s Crucible: Meditations on Emotion, Being and Creativity
The Writer’s Crucible by Philip Kenney is an excellent cross between a writing-life manual and mental health-help book. Reinforcing the idea that every writer is good enough, and trying to defeat the age-old stumbling block of self-deprecation, Kenney has assembled a handful of exercises and meditations on the various ways we get in the way of our own writing.
Kenney’s writing style is conversational and non-confrontational, drawing on Jungian psychology and mindfulness techniques to elaborate on the trials of the creative personality and the tools we can use to get past them. His approach has a universal appeal for writers young and old, new and experienced, and is backed up by his years of counseling creative types. If you find yourself struggling with writing motivation or are constantly getting down on yourself and in the way of your own writing, I highly recommend picking this book up and giving some of the exercises an honest try; Kenney knows what he is talking about.
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