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
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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
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
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.
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"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
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
Kardashian images: "Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered" by Austin Kleon
Someone might say: “We need inspiring visual content that can enrich us.”
Wow. Deep statement. On Instagram there is tons of crap and dross yet tons of visually inspiring images. She neatly sidesteps the utility of Instagram - there is no gatekeeper, no barrier for joe/jane ordinary to post his or her images. She wants to promote her ...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?
1. You Don't Have to Be a Genius
2. Think Process, Not Product
3. Share Somet ...more
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...but in this day and age, if your work isn’t online, it doesn’t exist.
If you want people to know about what you do and the things you care about, you have to share.
This is so true.
But it is also hard to keep up with all the social media!
I need a good plan *sigh*
The cat sat on a mat’is not a story. ‘The cat sat on the dog’s mat’is a story.
-John le Carré
I'm really grateful for my brother as it's his gift for me from his short trip to Dubai 💚
One thing tha ...more