I just finished reading Shaun McNiff's book Trust the Process: An Artist's Guide to Letting Go. McNiff is mainly an artist, but his art focus can be applied to just about any creative discipline. The book is an excellent read for anyone who wants to gain insight into the creative process, regardless of the discipline.
I wonder which books forum members might recommend that are specifically about the process of composing. I might not be particularly well-read on this topic, so maybe my naivety is showing through. I have, though, read my share of biographies and philosophies. Or perhaps there really isn't a lot written on this aspect of composing or on the creative process in other creative arts. Perhaps many of these books don't focus directly on the creative process, but they offer insights here and there.
Nevertheless, since I read Shaun McNiff's book, I understand the process of composing better, and applying that understanding makes composing a more liberating experience. So I am hungry for more insights into the process.