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The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers
Ayn Rand, Tore Boeckmann, Leonard Peikoff
The Name of the Rose
Umberto Eco
David Mitchell
To the Lighthouse
Virginia Woolf
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Edward Gibbon, Daniel J. Boorstin, Gian Battista Piranesi, Hans-Friedrich Mueller
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Douglas R. Hofstadter
Perfect Wrong Note - Learning to Trust Your Musical Self
William Westney
The Prince
Niccolò Machiavelli
The Varieties of Religious Experience
William James
Twenty Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy
G. Lee Bowie, Robert C. Solomon

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles - Steven Pressfield Sometimes you can take a simple idea and write a whole book about it and it have the book be incredibly successful. The War of Art does this. The idea is that resistance is the enemy of creativity and beating it is the way to become creatively productive.The topic is explored from a number of angles and by the time you finish it (which will be quick, it's a short book) you should be motivated enough to get off the couch and write, paint, code or do whatever is art for you.It's worth a read and I'm rating it highly because even though the topic is simple and the book is short, reading it is a low price to pay if it's enough to bump you out of a rut and up to the next level of creativity.