I am reading Wonderbook (Revised and Expanded): The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction by Jeff VanderMeer, and I can tell I’m going to love it. It’s beautifully illustrated and written specifically for writers of the fantasy and science fiction genre (although anyone can benefit from the concepts presented in it).
In the meantime, here are some books on creativity I’ve read in the past. It doesn’t matter if you are a writer, an illustrator or an accountant, anyone can get something out of them.
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon
This book gives you permission to throw away the pre-conceived notions most of us have been brainwashed into believing about creativity and run wild with our inventiveness.
The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron
“Writing three pages a day” and “Going on dates with yourself” are two of the main concepts of Cameron’s guide to tapping into your creativity.
How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day by Michael J. Gelb
Great ideas on how to look at every aspect of your life as if for the first time.
If you are looking for a way to revitalize your creativity and are unfamiliar with these books, I highly recommend you give at least one of them a try.