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The greatest creators in human historyfrom Mozart to Meryl Streep, Jackson Pollock to Jay-Zdon’t just have talentthey also understand their motivations for pursuing art. Just Your Type helps artists do the same in a fun and witty way. Stepping away from the hyper-focus on how people create, Just Your Type instead explores why. By identifying your creative motivation type, you'll be able to find renewed energy, overcome creative blocks, and release the artist within.
Drawing from creativity theory and personality typology, each chapter of the book is devoted to a creative type, from the A-Lister seeking recognition to the Activist who wants to change the world. Just Your Type is peppered with pop-culture studies of famous artists, and illustrates each type with entertaining examples from legendary figures.
Whether you're a seasoned artist or writer in search of inspiration or simply looking to explore your budding creative talents and motivations, Just Your Type has fresh and reliable advice and insight for you.
Meta Wagner is a writer about pop culture, and she has most notably been a contributor to The Boston Globe opinion pages and a columnist for PopMatters. Her commentary and feature articles have also appeared in Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, Salon, Boston Globe Magazine, and Wall Street Journal custom content.
When she’s not writing, Meta is molding young minds as an adjunct professor at Emerson College and Boston University. She developed and teaches a cult favorite” seminar called Creativity in Context” (the basis for this book) along with classes in creative non-fiction and communications writing. She has also taught at Wheelock College and at Grub Street, Boston’s largest independent writing center.
Meta was previously in executive positions in the marketing and public relations fields and received multiple awards from professional organizations. She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and her MFA in creative writing from Emerson College, where she was chosen as the student commencement speaker.