“Werker provides a thoughtful look at the internal voices that keep people from expressing their creativity in a book that will work well beyond the crafting world; anyone needing to identify their own blocks will find this inspiring title useful in their own lives.” â€“ Library Journal, starred review
My newest book is sub-subtitled A Handbook for Vanquishing Creative Demons. (I didn’t write that. Which is one reason, amongst many, that I love my publisher.) It’s filled with essays, exercises, anecdotes, links, quotes and a bibliography to help you fight the demons that keep you from being creative and making stuff. The book is based on my Mighty Ugly project, and it is not a book of so-calledÂ positive thinking. No, it’s a book ofÂ oh man, life is really hard sometimes, and I’m not gonna pretend it’s easy, but I’m gonna freaking OWN IT. And I’m going to make stuff even if I think I can’t or I think my creations will suck or I think I’m not creative in the first place.
Make It Mighty Ugly: Exercises and Advice for Getting Creative Even When It Ainâ€™t PrettyÂ is available fromÂ booksellers everywhere!Â Ask for it at your local bookstore, or order it online atÂ IndieBound,Â Powells,Â Amazon,Â Barnes and NobleÂ orÂ Chapters.