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An empathetic guide to recovering your creative soul.
Combining heartfelt personal stories with inspirational and practical insights, Mark Pierce demonstrates how we can overcome artistic anxiety, find renewed creative courage, and produce meaningful work that matters.
“Simple, powerful, and works like pure magic. I haven’t read a book that shook me up this much since The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. The Creative Wound: Heal Your Broken Art is a must-read—and an essential tool—for creative people across the globe.”
– Lauren Sapala, author of Firefly Magic and The INFJ Writer
As an artist, you put your heart into what you do. It’s the seat of all your work. But if your creative heart breaks, you lose all expressive power. Deep down, you know if this damage would only heal then freedom of movement would return and you’d discover all that you are truly capable of.
This book explains:
- Why your gift is desperately needed, especially as technology advances.
- What understanding your story will reveal to your future creative self.
- How to find inspiration when you’re just not feeling it.
- When daydreaming is your best productivity option.
- How to own your own creativity and stop waiting for a big break.
- The power of curiosity in living a truly creative life.
- Effective ways to change course and find your true creative path.
And that’s just for starters…
Praise for THE CREATIVE WOUND
“A soothing balm for your creative battle scars, this is a book for anyone who feels they have more to bring to the world but suffer doubt, feel ashamed, or wildly over-think their creativity. It gently equips you to direct your life’s art with purpose and perspective, rather than allowing the pain to write for you. Happy healing!”
– Andy Mort, musician, writer, and creator of The Gentle Rebel Podcast
The Creative Wound is a book that will help you take that vital look inside, and offers great wisdom and practical tips toward rebuilding your creative foundations in a stronger, more positive way.”
– Rick Jesse, Dogtooth brand & experience design
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART ONE: WHY YOUR CREATIVE LIFE MATTERS
Why Make Art?
Where Does The Art Go?
PART TWO: DEFINE & LOCATE YOUR CREATIVE WOUNDS
When Creativity Freezes
Creative Wound Stories
The Clues Hidden In Your Story
PART THREE: HEAL YOUR CREATIVE WOUNDS
Interpreting Our Stories
Passion & Choice
Find Out Who You Are
Cognitive Junk Food
Date Nights & Deadlines
Don’t Patronise Me, I’m Starving
Perfectionism & Play
Meet You In Melbourne
An addition to the conversation on creativity and vulnerability, The Creative Wound offers perspectives on themes sure to be familiar to readers of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic , Steven Pressfield’s The War Of Art , and Rob Bell’s How To Be Here .
It’s time to heal your broken art.