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  • A Short and Cheerful Guide
  • By: John Cleese
  • Narrated by: John Cleese
  • Length: 58 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Creativity

By: John Cleese
Narrated by: John Cleese
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We can all be more creative. John Cleese shows us how.

Creativity is usually regarded as a mysterious, rare gift that only a few possess. John Cleese begs to differ, and in this short, immensely practical and often very amusing guide he shows it's a skill that anyone can acquire. Drawing on his lifelong experience as a writer, he shares his insights into the nature of the creative process, and offers advice on how to get your own inventive juices flowing.

What do you need to do to get yourself in the right frame of mind? When do you know that you've come up with something that might be worth pursuing? What do you do if you think you've hit a brick wall?

Not only does he explain the way your mind works as you search for inspiration, he also shows that, regardless of the task you've set yourself, you can learn to be better at coming up with a promising idea, refining it and knowing when you're ready to act on it.

We can all unlock new reserves of creativity within ourselves. John Cleese shows us how.

©2020 John Cleese (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Humorous and practical.... Whether you're hoping to write a novel or paint a masterpiece, you're sure to feel inspired." (OK Magazine)

"His candor is endearing.... An upbeat guide to the creative process." (Kirkus)

"A sincere and thoughtful guide to creativity, and a very useful book." (Graham Norton)

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A golden nugget

Brilliant! Sums it up without all the unnecessary window dressing or overly intellectual pomposity.

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creativity in all forms

loved it. wonderful for anyone wanting to use their creativity, particularly if they can't read.

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Short and to the point

Seems especially targeted to writing, though can be used for any creative process albeit short, it carries a good message

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