by Julia Cameron. Great book whose principles can be applied to any art - if you're a painter, poet, sculptor, she's talking to you. Large focus on "morning pages" - Cameron encourages writers of all sorts to not start their day until they have created three pages of words. Nonsense, rabling, the word "chickadee" repeated over and over - doesn't matter. Sooner or later your brain will have to start tapping into itself, and then try and stop it, you're raging with ideas.