I was really looking forward to reading Foolsgold: Making Something from Nothing and Freeing Your Creative Process, since one of her other books, poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life with Words, is one of my all time favorites. I wanted to see what Wooldridge's take on creativity would be and if it could help me with the book I am working on.
It disappointed me and didn't deliver. The sub-title, Making Something from Nothing and Freeing Your Creative Process is somewhat deceiving. It spends plenty of time discussing her creative ideas, but not very much about her creative process. I also think this would have been stronger if she explored how other creative individuals approached the process. What works for one person doesn't necessarily work for a different person.
It does have nice, lyrical writing throughout the book and does produce a few good writing exercise ideas (to be covered in another post later in the week).
Rating ** (Borrow It from the Library)
About Ratings: ***** -- Well Worth it at Full Retail Price; **** — Buy on Sale/Discounted; *** — Buy Used; ** — Borrow It from the Library; * — Waste of a Good Tree