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Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
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May 14, 12

Read in May, 2012

Funny. No shocking revelations in here, but the author does a good job of outlining some tips and tricks for old and new creative types without being either mean or condescending (a rarity in books on creative writing.) I also appreciate Mr. Kleon mentioning that one of his key rules is "Be Boring." Because it's the only way to be effective. The tortured artist, strung out on mescaline or heroin or methamphetamine is an unrealistic and unappealing non-ideal that died about fifty years ago. I learned this at 22 and have always been grateful for it.
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