Review: ’99 Keys to a Creative Life’ by Melissa Harris


Published by: Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd
Publication date: 8th May 2015
ISBN: 9780738742199
Price: 15.99 (USD)
Edition: Paperback


Creativity is not just painting or writing; it is stepping outside the way we normally think and looking at a situation from different angles. Author Melissa Harris reminds us that the many small acts we perform on a daily basis can be used to view our lives in a new way.

99 Keys to a Creative Life is divided into three sections for easy reference:

33 awareness keys (mental, emotional or physical): Awareness practices deepen our ability to know what accelerates our creativity. In this section we become highly aware of subtle things that can either stifle or propel us. 33 intuitive or heart-based keys: these help to keep us on the creative path. We ‚Äútune in” and make our channel to creativity stronger. 33 spiritual or soul-based keys: ways to apply spirituality or soul-based practices to our creative process. These keys also give the reader ideas on applying spiritual principles to enhance or improve our individual connection to Spirit.


Honestly, I’m a bit dubious about this one; every one of the ‘keys’ is little more than generalist ‘spirituality’ with additional illustrative examples (and some ego stroking on the part of the writer). I requested this book because I thought it might contain artist specifica ideas. I was disappointed in it. There’s very little new information in this book. I got bored with it easily, but I suppose if you were dipping in and out it might be more inspiring.


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R Cawkwell

Hi I'm Rosemarie and I like to write. I write short stories and longer fiction, poetry and occasionally articles. I'm working on quite a few things at the minute and wouldn't mind one day actually getting published in print.

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