Written in the form of letters to an aspiring artist, 'Letters to a Young Artist' includes Julia Cameron's hints on how to become an artist and encourage the creative flow. Full of exercises - she suggests, for example, writing 14 pages on anything every morning - and advice on an artist's approach to many aspects of life, including work and play, rest and exercise, adventure and security, relationships and sex, personal appearance. There are inspiring ideas on what to write about and invaluable encouragement in dealing with creative blocks and temporary failure.
Julia Cameron has been an active artist for more than thirty years. She is the author of 19 books, fiction and non-fiction, including 'The Artist's Way', 'Walking In This World' and 'The Right to Write', her bestselling works on the creative process. A novelist, playwright, songwriter and poet, her work has featured in theatre, film and television. She divides her time between Manhattan and the desert of New Mexico.