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Preview — Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon
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
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
Are you going to read this book because my review influenced you? Then check it ...more
The Goodreads summary covers the bullet points well, but what I liked most was his emphasis on how to make q ...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
1. You Don't Have to Be a Genius
2. Think Process, Not Product
3. Share Somet ...more
The main ...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.
...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
As you know, I'm a bitter and twisted individual, but I spat bile on only a few pages.
I'm genuinely looking forward to Keep Going!
Here's hoping it will have more of a focus on failure and self-loathing, and some of the neglected joys of 'creativity'.
I fleeeew through this little book. I liked it! It has a lot of concepts, advice, that if you work or study on a creative career or creative environment you've probably heard some of those before, but once in a while we need a reminder.
We need to be reminded not to be too harsh on ourselves and from time to time step away and look at the work you've done, how far you've come, it also applies for entrepreneurs.
The difficulty in every creative field it's the fact that we basically fill a spac ...more
One of the messages I keep emphasizing that this work reiterates is that you have to allow people to find and follow you with your ...more
Rebekka Hanson, Madison Library District, Rexburg, ID
This is second book by the author, whose first book I had liked very much and who showed that small books may carry big messages.
His book may be an extended blog post.
He shares practical wisdom in most non boring method possible.
He gives you what you need in most vompact package.
Book points to various methods one can use to show their creativity to millions of eyeballs gazing upon smartphone screens.
Right from the time of creating art and up to sharing and improving; it is a continuous proce ...more
A great, quick, little read that will up your art game.
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