Becoming a first-class noticer is crucial to any creative process, but perhaps it is particularly crucial for a writer. In the era of white noise, when the ability to be present is often lost, Rob Walker’s provocations and exercises will enchant and delight, and help writers of all stripes develop an original point of view.
Drawn from his gorgeous illustrated volume, The Art of Noticing, twenty selections ranging in scope from “Hunt for a feeling” to “Detect imaginary clues” make for an enjoyable cure for writer’s block, and a resource that writers of all walks of life will treasure and come to for inspiration again, and again.
ROB WALKER is a columnist and contributes to a wide of publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic, NewYorker.com, The Boston Globe, and Bloomberg Businessweek. He is the author of Buying In and Significant Objects (coedited with Joshua Glenn) and on the faculty of the Products of Design… More about Rob Walker