Letters to a Young Poet
Rainer Maria Rilke
These ten letters, written by one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century, offer deep and sincere advice to the young poet. They touch on all aspects of life and are valuable to anyone wishing to be a poet and to those who are not. Written with power, style, and conviction these letters will guide and inspire anyone who reads them....
I think it gets a lot in terms of being intrinsically motivated, which is so important, especially if you’re going to be an artist. – source