Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

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Unlock your creativity. An inspiring guide to creativity in the digital age, Steal Like an Artist presents ten transformative principles that will help readers discover their artistic side and build a more creative life.   Nothing is original, so embrace influence, school yourself through the work of others, remix and reimagine to discover your own path. Follow interests wherever they take you—what feels like a hobby may turn into you life’s work. Forget the old cliché about writing what you know: Instead, write the book you want to read, make the movie you want to watch.   And finally, stay Smart, stay out of debt, and risk being boring in the everyday world so that you have the space to be wild and daring in your imagination and your work.  “Brilliant and real and true.”—Rosanne Cash  

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“Brilliant and real and true.”
Rosanne Cash

“Austin Kleon is positively one of the most interesting people on the Internet… Kleon makes an articulate and compelling case for combinatorial creativity and the role of remix in the idea economy.”
The Atlantic

“Breezy and fun and yes, scary. Scary because it calls your bluff.”
Seth Godin

“A quick, easily digestible read that is particularly relevant in today’s digital world.”

School Library Journal

“Filled with well-formed advice that applies to nearly any kind of work.”

Lifehacker.com

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Unlock your creativity.

  1. Steal like an artist.
  2. Don’t wait until you know who you are to get started.
  3. Write the book you want to read.
  4. Use your hands.
  5. Side projects and hobbies are important.
  6. The secret: do good work and share it with people.
  7. Geography is no longer our master.
  8. Be nice. (The world is a small town.)
  9. Be boring. (It’s the only way to get work done.)
  10. Creativity is subtraction.

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Unlock your creativity. An inspiring guide to creativity in the digital age, Steal Like an Artist presents ten transformative principles that will help readers discover their artistic side and build a more creative life.   Nothing is original, so embrace influence, school yourself through the work of others, remix and reimagine to discover your own path. Follow interests wherever they take you—what feels like a hobby may turn into you life’s work. Forget the old cliché about writing what you know: Instead, write the book you want to read, make the movie you want to watch.   And finally, stay Smart, stay out of debt, and risk being boring in the everyday world so that you have the space to be wild and daring in your imagination and your work.  “Brilliant and real and true.”—Rosanne Cash  

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