Guest Review – Dear Creative Self

Happy “Dear Creative Self” Launch Day to Amanda Viviers.518wvBMBJdL

Dear Creative Self

By Amanda Viviers

Dear Creative Self is a book written for those who want to change their relationship with creativity. It gives you tools, creative dates, letters and insights for innovation, by articulating seven important spheres of the creative process.

Amanda’s faith journey takes you all over the world with stories of her co-creation with God. She believes that as you grow in your understanding of spirituality and the power of creativity you will find your voice. The way we speak to ourselves about creativity matters and this book helps set up a scaffold that holds space for growth and self-expression.

My Review

When I set a creative date with Amanda Viviers’ Dear Creative Self, little did I know that I would not be able to put it down until I read all 35000 words. Amanda’s words resonated with both the creative and non-creative parts of me, as a girl with chronic illness and as a girl who writes about it. Utilising a combination of memoirs, letters of reflection, and creative application, Amanda builds a framework for personal growth, discovery, and self-expression for creatives and non-creatives alike. Her words are both insightful and encouraging; inspiring and challenging you to find your voice within your very own story:

“every creative idea begins somewhere”

from the everyday seemingly mundane moments, to the triumphs and hardships we all face.

Have a journal, pen, and a warm cuppa at the ready as you let yourself sit in the silence away from screens, technology, and the world, embracing the words written on the pages, like a warm hug from a supportive friend. It is time to set yourself a creative date with Dear Creative Self.

I wish to thank Amanda Viviers, for providing me a digital copy of Dear Creative Self for review.

5 Cup

Love Brie
You can read more from me on The Brie Effect and follow what I am up to on Instagram!

Book Details

ISBN: 1684544017
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Category: Self Help, Creativity
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 170
Available:  1st February 2020
Publisher: Amanda Viviers

About the Author


Amanda Viviers can often be found with a pen in her hand, food spilt down her blouse and a fresh story in her heart. She is the author of nine books, public speaker and co-founder of Kinwomen, a radio program that encourages women. She was on the leadership team at Riverview Church, for over a decade and she now loves to serve in her local church Hillsong, Perth. She has been speaking and leading in churches for over 20 years and loves to help women find their voice. Wife of Charl, Mum of Maximus and Liberty she lives a creative life, helping people find their voice.


To find out more, visit Amanda on her website.

You can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s