Another way to use McNiff’s book, Imagination in Action is with the 30 offers of practice. In just about every chapter of his book, he suggests some creative reflection to support one building their creative muscles. The author states “Action and perception are in harmony and support one another in a state of artistic mindfulness.” A person is changed by what they view, by how they are influenced. Each of these practices give the reader another way to perceive, to learn, and to understand the nature of the creative process. For example, his practice on The Yeast Effect, in dealing with directly with difficulties within an artistic expression. He takes the reader through some thoughtful ways to reflect on each issue, only it is not to solve these, but to understand how one can have compassion in the relationship with the difficulty.
I encourage you to buy a copy of Imagination in Action for a better understanding of your own creative process. Whether you're a master artist or beginning artist, this is an excellent book.