The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

An Inspirational Life Saver

These 4 basic tools are guaranteed to work — many people have gone before you

Sitara Morgenster
5 min readDec 8, 2020

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According to a recent article by Nick Wignall on this platform, procrastinating on your passions is a sign of low self-esteem. While that’s interesting to know, perhaps even somewhat of a shock, it’s not necessary for resolving the issue, which is also the issue of creative blocks.

What is necessary is to somehow take action, to ‘change the weight’, shift your energy?

I’ve found that using the 4 basic tools set out by Julia Cameron’s in her bestselling 1990s classic ‘The Artist’s Way’ are foolproof.

The first time I took them up was when finding myself without a job, without contacts and without friends and family, in a strange country in the Middle East. I didn’t even speak English very well (the main language in that foreign land besides Arabic) which made me unexpectedly shy. I also didn’t have any idea how to build up a new life.

Back then, Julia Cameron, ‘The Queen of Change’, saved my life via her ‘Artist’s Way’. It helped me get a job with a local, English-language newspaper and gave me the courage to make new friends and start learning how to paint. It also made me feel less…

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Sitara Morgenster

Forest Reporter & Creativity Correspondent | IFJ-accredited Journalist | Using my head to write from the heart.