Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity

Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity

by Felicia Day

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Overview

An instant New York Times bestseller

In Embrace Your Weird, New York Times bestselling author, producer, actress, TV writer, and award-winning web series creator, Felicia Day takes you on a journey to find, rekindle, or expand your creative passions.

Including Felicia’s personal stories and hard-won wisdom, Embrace Your Weird offers:

—Entertaining and revelatory exercises that empower you to be fearless, so you can rediscover the things that bring you joy, and crack your imagination wide open

—Unique techniques to vanquish enemies of creativity like: anxiety, fear, procrastination, perfectionism, criticism, and jealousy

—Tips to cultivate a creative community

—Space to explore and get your neurons firing

Whether you enjoy writing, baking, painting, podcasting, playing music, or have yet to uncover your favorite creative outlet, Embrace Your Weird will help you unlock the power of self-expression. Get motivated. Get creative. Get weird.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781982113223
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 49,381
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous television shows and films, including Supernatural, The Magicians, and Mystery Science Theatre 3000. However, Felicia is best known for her work in the web video world, behind and in front of the camera. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Internet musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, which won an Emmy in 2009. She also created and starred in the seminal web series The Guild. In 2012, Felicia created a production company called Geek & Sundry that pioneered content on YouTube, Twitch and other platforms. It was sold to Legendary Entertainment in 2015. Since writing her New York Times bestselling memoir You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) in 2016, Felicia has continued to work on her own creative projects as a producer, writer, and actor. Most recently she is working as a producer with Freeform on Woman World, an animated TV show based on the award-winning graphic novel.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 How to Use This Book 1

Work Fast/Think Less 2

No-Judgment Zone 4

Free Up Your Pen 6

Be Fearless 9

Feelings Are Our Friends 11

Protect Yourself 12

Flow 14

2 Why Creativity 17

Our Voices Are Unique 19

We're Already Doing It 20

Think Differently 23

Live More in the Present 25

It's Fulfilling Work 27

3 Our Hero-Selves 33

Childhood 36

The "Now" You 53

Dreams 70

Summarize Your Hero-Self 86

4 Enemies 89

Powerlessness 94

Anxiety 104

Procrastination/Perfectionism/Fear of Failure 121

Shame/Regret/Jealousy 146

Real-Life Foes (Stereotypes/Criticism/Human Enemies) 160

Summarize Enemies 179

5 Allies 185

Role Models 187

Mentors 192

Friends 198

6 Playtime! 205

7 Quests 225

Make Room 226

Keep Exploring! 230

Commit and Finish 237

Never Give Up 243

Good Luck! Go Forth! Make Things! BYEEE! 249

Acknowledgments 253

More Books for Your Creative Journey 255

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