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Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by [Kleon, Austin]
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You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age, Steal Like an Artist is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side.

When Mr. Kleon was asked to address college students in upstate New York, he shaped his speech around the ten things he wished someone had told him when he was starting out. The talk went viral, and its author dug deeper into his own ideas to create Steal Like an Artist, the book. The result is inspiring, hip, original, practical, and entertaining. And filled with new truths about creativity: Nothing is original, so embrace influence, collect ideas, and remix and re-imagine to discover your own path. Follow your interests wherever they take you. Stay smart, stay out of debt, and risk being boring—the creative you will need to make room to be wild and daring in your imagination.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6668 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; 1 edition (28 February 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761169253
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761169253
  • ASIN: B0074QGGK6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,409 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Thank you Mr Kleon - such excellent and liberating advice. After years of creative paralysis, agonising that my ideas are neither completely original nor worthy of pursuing, you point out that artists have almost always stood on the shoulders of those who came before, and called it influence. A matter for celebration and acknowledgement, not embarrassment. Why didn't see this before? I feel a huge weight lifted, and now can't wait to go forth and steal like an artist....
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To say I did not learn anything from this book is a lie. I am trying to be more creative photographically , so bought this for a read. It did teach me (or should I say enforce what a lecturer told us at university) how to help me to be a more creative person.
But! ...... It really just repeats one idea, again, and again, and again. To copy, steal, and research others ideas until we get it right.
The quotes from famous people are nice, and m
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This kindlebook of Steal Like An Artist; 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon is a mentor type of guide in written form. However, despite the title, the author carefully explains the difference between what he means by the title in order to stay plagiarism-free. Good advice such as going to the library (fortunately there are multiple libraries in the area I reside), starting a logbook, choosing what to leave out, keeping your day job, keeping a praise file, the benefits and freedom in obscurity, and more are mentioned. Kleon also helpfully gives an explanation for why you want to encourage the writer in you to flourish/develop with little concern as to the outcome of your work andor how you are publicly judged (in his validation is for parking section). From my perspective, this kindlebook is also extremely helpful because sometimes there is going to be other people with the same first name as you andor interests who also write online. However, the way you gather ideas, what you like and dislike, your personality/temperament, how you glean inspiration as a writer etc. is going to differ from even another person who shares your first name, has similar interests etc. A kindlebook such as Steal Like An Artist; 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon comes in to fill the need for resource inspiration ideas.
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I liked the conciseness of this book, though found the use of so many quotes a bit frustrating, I can understand why the author would use them. Not that they were out of place, just that there was a lot of them. In essence, however, this book has some good advice if folks are willing to take heed and apply it. An enjoyable read and a lot of "relatable" moments for me.
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Loved how bite-size all of Austin's advice was - as he says, there's nothing new under the sun - but his way of presenting tips on creativity are simple, accessible and motivating.

Highly recommended!!
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Loved it. Some good advise. Still to finish it but have learned quite a bit already. Everything is acceptable in the world of art you just have to put your own interpretation on the subject.
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By Liz Way on 12 September 2016
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Humorously written, easily read and great content.
If you are thinking about getting this book : just do it!
I loved it and am loving putting it into practise!
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