Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered
In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by “stealing” from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey—getting known.
Show Your Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. It’s
I really recommend this - ...more
I immediately started rereading this one, a library copy, and bought this one and Steal Like an Artist. I suspect that I didn't click with the first one because I read it too quickly and didn't rea ...more
I saw this book while watching a Youtube channel and I was curious to what is it about. I am just a person who struggles with self-confidence and don’t like to show off things I do so the title just felt like a slap to the face!
The good thing is that book was surprisingly about writing and authors too, in addition to art, business and all kind of stuff. The book is easily read within one hour but I think it kind of motivated me to be afraid less and be ...more
Despite that, you may want to consider buying the book. Because while Austin Kleon really doesn't offer a single new idea, it is possible that his amiable presentation of the ideas will trigger you to act on them. In short, the emperor has no clothes, but it may not matter.
It's a Quick Read
Which translates to, this is a ...more
His new book, Show Your Work!, feeds the need for those of us who wanted more! It's the same format - quick chapters with full page black and white photos, quotes from famous folks that you will be pi ...more
It's a tiny, lovely book with flowcharts within. It's short enough to read in one sitting. It lays out methods to think about your work as a never-ending process, how to grow an audience ...more
"Whatever we say, we're always talking about ourselves." -- Alison Bechdel.
And I could add, whenever we talk, we're always telling stories. Why do we write or make art or pursue creativity of any sort? The answer? To be more ourselves, to show who we are, to make a connection, to find our tribe.
Austin Kleon, the author of this book is a "writer who draws" and in sharing himself here, he takes his readers deep into the element of connecting. In particular, he offers up suggestions of how to get y ...more
I like deep work. This book is all about what leads to a shallow work. Maybe I’m against a lot of stuff in this book. Maybe I matured. Maybe I’ve grown up and don’t like these kind of books anymore. Maybe I should just draw a point and go to actual, real, deep work.
Oh but wait. Maybe I should share this review on twitter?
This wasn't the kind of book that usually attracts my attention, I came across it through a YouTube recommendation and I got excited to start it immediately. it was fun to read and it got all my attention. written in a direct, brief, and non-repetitive way this short book is suitable for everyone, if you want to start your new artistic job or you just struggle to share your simple daily attempts to create, you ...more
The Goodreads summary covers the bullet points well, but what I liked most was his emphasis on how to make q ...more
The book is breezy and short, but I found nuggets of inspiration. I'm eager to put some of his advice into effect and see if it makes a difference. ...more
I liked the first book Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by the same author. So I thought lets try this one.
It's a Quick Read. And it will be more appropriate for the people who have their own gigs or who are interested in having a business of their own or who are a creative lot like writers, artists etc.
Below are the chapters or topics in the book which pretty much speak for themselves. But a detailed view would help those who might feel a bit directio ...more
1. You Don't Have to Be a Genius
2. Think Process, Not Product
3. Share Somet ...more
• Create a space online
• Show your work
• Connect with people
Last year, through a friend and through a YouTube video on productivity I found this book. I had started posting stories on my Instagram after getting inspired by a friend who worked in digital marketing and content creation. Even though I wasn't doing quality work ...more
Moreover, I am still a sucker of references in a book, and this one gave me at least 12 other books to read.
All in all, a book I would recommend to every artist out there.
The main ...more