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Sample Chapter from "The Creative Habit"
Merlin Mann | Dec 1 2008
The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life (Free 1st Chapter)
As long as I've outed myself as an obsessive fan of Twyla Tharp's The Creative Habit, it seems sensible to point you to this free excerpt of the book, which includes the full text of the book's first chapter.
While it doesn't capture the clear-eyed usefulness of the book nearly as satisfyingly as each subsequent chapter does, it will give you a feel for why this book's different from your garden-variety aspirational artist porn -- this woman does not believe in "natural genius," and she damned well expects you to work your ass off, every day:
Yep. And, as Samuel Goldwyn said, "The harder I work, the luckier I get."
Have a look at that excerpt and see what you think. More on this soon.
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