Book Recommendation-Big Magic From Elizabeth Gilbert

I am revisiting this book recommendation I wrote from January 2016 when I about my favorite book from 2015.  It is timely since we are reading it this month in an online book club I am a member of. It is one of the best books I have read, and  in April I will be traveling to southern Illinois to see Elizabeth Gilbert speak for the first time! I am beyond excited to see her!

This book was the prime motivator behind making my writing and my blog a top priority in my life last year (plus losing my job gave me another reason). I have been busy learning, writing, and putting together my blog for the simple reason to make my voice heard and to share my experiences with like minded people and maybe earning a few bucks on the side!


No book gave me a feeling this past year like Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert did.

I’ve never considered myself a creative person, but I love to write. Once I find something to write about, I am in my “zone”. Where I stumble is finding something to write about. I always had this big road block in my mind that who really cares about what I have to say. Even though I write basically for myself my hope is that maybe one other person in the universe might like what I have to say.

This is why Big Magic spoke to me. Whatever you passion is, painting, writing, interior decorating, ice skating, or finding passion in your everyday life, you can find those hidden jewels of creativity within yourself. When you do find them-that’s big magic.  Elizabeth Gilbert shows us how to dig deep, encouraging like a cheerleader to work hard, practice your craft, and let go of the fear that is holding us back. I honestly am able to let go of the idea that my writing does not have to be perfect, after all I’m not giving up my day job….at least not yet!

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  1. kylieuk | 10th Mar 17

    Cool! I’m currently reading her follow up to Eat Pray Love called Committed, I’d love to read more of her stuff, I really like her writing style 🙂

    • Lori Helke | 10th Mar 17

      I have not read Committed yet. I really need to check it out. You would love Big Magic!!

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