Tom Sturges: Every Idea Is a Good Idea

And make lots of money What I find the most strange is that about halfway through the book the authors says As you learn how to find a place for creativity in your life I believe you must absolutely keep it to yourself The only writers I have met who freely analyze their creative process are the rookies page 162 But that s what this book is about writers analyzing and sharing their creative process This book is full of strange paradoxes like that all with this money focused you can be a famous songwriter like these famous people too I m not a songwriter so perhaps it will appeal to those who are but if you are interested in creativity in a general way this is not a helpful book I originally picked this book up when I saw it advertised both in a writing magazine and Psychology Today I had some hesitations since the book suggests that this book looks at the creativity of songwriters and other artists I wondered exactly how much of the book I could apply to my writing which is an art but can be considered a stretch from songwriting I was pleasantly surprised In terms of the book s structure Sturges has definitely done his homework He starts with broad str. Ts wish we knew how to better tap into our creative potential Is there a way to easily connect with the part of our minds that knows how to complete a song finish a poem or solve a problem Music industry veteran Tom Sturges argues that there is Sturges who in his 25 plus year career has worked with artist.

The you understand how others create the better euipped you are to start your own creative process That s the basic premise of this book I found it a somewhat frustrating read although it did repay some perseverance The first four chapters were essentially name dropping with occasional nuggets of helpful I was skipping pages by the end of the fourth chapter The fifth chapter had some solid advice The sixth and seventh chapters talked about the collaborative process that TV writers use I went back and looked at the opening chapters and realized his examples focused heavily on collaborations there too Elton John and Bernie Taupin Lennon and McCartney Alan and Marilyn Bergman Bernstein and Sondheim I realized the examples he presented had to do with collaboration than unlocking individual creativity This is a confusing book It s about songwriting but it s also trying to discuss creativity in general and cover ALL the bases for business for marketing for painting But what it really is is a book with a lot of name dropping of Hollywood songwriters with a vague promise that if we readers follow the creative tips included we ll all find our path to creativity. Access a level of creativity you never thought possible using techniues Tom Sturges former head of creative at Universal Music Publishing Group learned in his 25 plus years in the music industry   Everyone is innately creative But many of us especially those trying to develop careers in music and the ar.

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Okes of creativity narrows it with examples of what he knows best music but then always finds a way to simplify it further to the point where it can be applied to any creative opportunity that people may find themselves inThe book does look at the origins of creativity what it means to be creative and how creativity can be used But the real pleasure of the book comes from the specific real life examples that Sturges presents Son of the famous Preston Sturges and a successful figure in the music industry Sturges has had the opportunity to sit in on the creative processes of dozens of prominent musicians Fortunately this book gives us the same glimpse that Sturges had We see how people like Paul McCartney Elton John and other approach creativity in their music Even so we see what it s like to collaborate creatively with suggestions from people like James L Brooks The Simpsons and Ken Levine MASHI definitely found it to be both informative and inspiring I highlighted than a few passages and I can see myself returning to it whenever I get stuck or need a bit of a boost I would recommend this to anyone with a creative impulse be it music writing or otherwise. S from Carole King and the Foo Fighters to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Outkast has developed dependable techniues to help you recognize and harness your own creative power whenever and wherever you need it Every Idea Is a Good Idea invites readers to find the pathway to their own creative endeavors   .