Exactly what I needed to read to cross the bridge from self-help/psychology to the concepts I keep coming back to: the exploration of spirituality vs. soulfulness, of soulful work, of archetypal psychology, all of it. The very end doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me yet, but it probably will someday. I borrowed this book from the library and got halfway through before I knew I’d need it for real; picked up a used copy for $5 and plan to keep it forever.
A handful of reminders, a half page of notes. If you cut out all the quotes and put these tips in bullet points, you’d have a fine 50-page volume of good advice. As it is, it’s 239 pages of anecdotes and wordplay. Good for a skim.
Indispensable. If you’re working in any of these genres (picture books, young readers, middle grade, young adult), buy this book and join the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators immediately. Like right this second. Then start saving for an SCBWI conference so you can pitch your project in person.