The latest BlogHer Book Club offering is a little different. Instead of a book, it’s a tool developed from a book series. I had read Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way a few years ago, so when I saw that there was an online toolkit companion, I was definitely curious to check it out.
The toolkit has a few different elements, including a contract (to keep yourself accountable), quotes, and multimedia affirmations. Also included are exercises and “creative dates” with blank pages to journal your thoughts and ideas.
One of the main tasks of the toolkit is to do “morning pages” – take just three minutes each morning to write (longhand) whatever comes to mind. I’m going to admit that I was not diligent about the morning pages. My morning routine is timed to the minute, and finding three minutes to sit down and write was not possible. However, I tried to find time each day in the afternoon/evening, and that was much more helpful to me.
This electronic toolkit is a great companion to Cameron’s books. Really, though, you’ll get out of it only what you put into it. I enjoyed the dates and exercises, but I can see that this is the type of program that would work best for me over a long period with a deep commitment. But if you’re looking for an electronic touchstone to help get your creativity flowing, this might be something you’d enjoy.
If you want to read more about My Artist’s Way Toolkit, check out the BlogHer Book Club site for more discussions and information.
This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own.
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