Wild Ideas: Creativity from the Inside Out
Adult; Self-Help & Relationships; (Market)
Most of us strive to invent and reinvent our lives—sometimes in (frustrating!) fits and starts—a dilemma somatic counselor and writer Cathy Wild knows firsthand. In fact, overcoming a number of devastating personal ordeals is what originally inspired her to develop her breakthrough approach to creativity. In expanding the application of this hidden internal resource, she’s authored a deep-dive exploration into decoding the creative process itself in the just-published new title: Wild Ideas—Creativity From the Inside Out
Whereas many people mistakenly assume creativity is a term reserved only for those engaged in certain professions or possessing artistic gifts, Wild instead invites open-minded readers on an intimate and provocative journey designed to spur transformation—whether personally or professionally.
Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 9 out of 10
Character/Execution: 10 out of 10
Overall: 9.25 out of 10
Idea/Concept: Wild offers a clear, compelling guidebook to understanding, channeling, and embracing creativity, as well as for connecting with internal personal truths.
Prose: The author's prose is balanced, straightforward, and layered with intriguing references to authors, artists, scientists, and other influential individuals. Wild writes about her own journey with candor, vulnerability, and clarity.
Originality: Wild takes a unique approach to the topic of creativity by integrating her personal experiences as both an artist and counselor into her far-ranging discussion.
Execution: This manual blends inspiring and thought provoking ideas with more hands-on, experiential exercises designed for readers to harness their own creativity. Solidly organized and highly readable, individuals who are in a creative slump or are on a quest for personal discovery, will find much to use and value here.
Date Submitted: October 29, 2019