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The Luminous Solution

The Luminous Solution

by Charlotte Wood

An inspiring work about creativity and resiliance from the multi-award-winning author of The Weekend.

Allen & Unwin
Publish Date
September 2021

When Spectrum published Charlotte Wood's essay 'The Inner Life' in mid-2020, it struck a chord with readers all over the country. Appearances on The Drum and an interview was quickly programmed as part of the events season at the Opera House. Charlotte received many personal and public messages asking for more on the inner life and her creative process, and she realised that these are topics that have obsessed her for years and which had already widely addressed in her writing. In short, she had unwittingly written many chapters of the kind of book that people are searching for right now. That book is The Luminous Solution, and with it we have an inspiring and crucial book from a wise and adored writer that is the perfect companion to Phosphorescence by Julia Baird and Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. In this essential work, Charlotte shares the insights and experience she has gained over decades of paying close attention to her own mind, to the world around her and to the way she and others work. She writes about inspiration and hard work, how to pursue truth in art and life, and how to find courage during the difficult times - how to face down what we fear and how to keep going when things seem hopeless.

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