Steal Like an Artist (Summary)
ebook ∣ 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
By Austin Kleon
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getAbstract Summary: Get the key points from this book in less than 10 minutes.
Artist and poet Austin Kleon writes in an accessible, breezy, conversational shorthand. Few of his sentences run longer than eight words, and his message is simple: Learn all you can, develop a library of influences and never stop believing in your own creativity. His best advice to artists – get out of and stay out of your own way – recurs throughout the book in various forms, and Kleon offers simple, effective methods to do just that, organized as 10 creative spurs. His little sketches and profound, often humorous quotes from great thinkers and artists from across the centuries feature throughout this pocket-sized guide to unleashing your inner Picasso. While Kleon's unchanging tone can feel a bit precious, getAbstract still recommends carrying his guidebook around for boosts of creative confidence and doses of friendly, workable commonsense advice.