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Austin Kleon

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I make art with words and books with pictures. Author of Steal Like An Artist, Newspaper Blackout, and Show Your Work! ...more


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Ted Weinstein interviewed me for his new podcast, The Work Of Art.

In part one, we talked aboutlimitations as a source of creativity, how to take more artistic risks, the value of old fashioned tools as well as social media to build community, and how to keep one’s art fresh:

http://www.twliterary.com/audiofiles/TWOA/TWOA_20150722_AustinKleonPart1.mp3

In part two, we talked about whywomen ar...

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Steal Like an Artist: 10 Th...
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Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to...
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Newspaper Blackout
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Skinny Dipping
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"Before Gutenberg, all these monks were hand-copying the Bible into beautiful illuminated manuscripts. Now, with the Internet and digital publishing, we finally have the ability to bring pictures and words back together." ...More

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“If you ever find that you're the most talented person in the room, you need to find another room.”
Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

“Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use – do the work you want to see done.”
Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

“You are, in fact, a mashup of what you choose to let into your life.”
Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

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“Do you need an audience to create work, or does not having an audience liberate you and make you a truer artist?”
Dana Spiotta, Stone Arabia

“Don't be afraid to be confused. Try to remain permanently confused. Anything is possible. Stay open, forever, so open it hurts, and then open up some more, until the day you die, world without end, amen.”
George Saunders, The Braindead Megaphone

“...but I could not sleep without proper covering and spent the rest of the night rewriting lost arguments from my past, altering history so that I emerged victorious.”
Patrick deWitt, The Sisters Brothers

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message 1: by Arjun

Arjun Rawat Dear Book-lover & author,

I viewed your profile and noticed you a good book-reader and penned various books. I am too a writer and recently penned a new fiction named MUGGER. It is focused on corruption, criminalization of politics and various others problems pertaining to society. Its Hindi version too awarded by NHRC for safeguarding human rights. I would appreciate if you read my fiction and apprise me about its deficiencies so that I can make further improvement in my writing. MUGGER is available on paper-back in :- Flipkart, Infibeam, Crossword, uRead, Power-publishers etc. MUGGER will soon be available on e-book through orders.india@partridgepublishing.com.
Regards.


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