“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.” – 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-called positive thinking. No, it's a book of 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 Ain’t Pretty is available from booksellers everywhere! Ask for it at your local bookstore, or order it online at IndieBound, Powells, Amazon, Barnes and Noble or Chapters.