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Good Read: Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon

I recently finished reading Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon.  (I previously read another one of Austin Kleon’s books, Steal Like an Artist).  Through personal stories and experiences, Austin shares ten big ideas about what he has learned about sharing and promoting, including:

-share something small every day

-tell good stories

-stick around

These items listed above are just a few of my personal favorites.

Austin’s book is based on the premise that sharing and not hiding your process (how you do what you do and how you think about what you do) is what draws people to you and helps gain a following that can provide a community and even help you make a living from your art.  The book is wonderful for all creative types.

So, if you are looking for some inspiration and for ways to share your work, I highly recommend this book!

“Amateurs [are] just regular people who get obsessed by something and spend a ton of time thinking out loud about it…Raw enthusiasm is contagious.

The world is changing at such a rapid rate that it’s turning us all into amateurs.  Even for professionals, the best way to flourish is to retain an amateur’s spirit and embrace uncertainty and the unknown.” ~Austin Kleon


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