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

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

by Austin Kleon

Creativity is everywhere and for everyone—you don’t have to be a superhuman genius to be an artist; you just have to be you. That’s the message of Steal Like an Artist, a book about how to steal inspiration from the world around you and discover the artist within you.

Summary Notes

Steal Like An Artist, Don’t Wait Until You Know Who You Are To Get Started

First, you figure out what’s worth stealing, then you move on to the next thing.

Actions to take

Write The Book You Want To Read

Whenever you’re at a loss for what move to make next, just ask yourself, ‘What would make a better story?’”

Actions to take

The Secret: Do Good Work And Share It With People

You don’t put yourself online only because you have something to say - you can put yourself online to find something to say.

Actions to take

Geography Is No Longer Our Master

Build your own world.

Actions to take

Be Boring

Take care of yourself.

Actions to take

Don’t just read. Act.
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