Show your Work!

Show your Work!

10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered

eBook - 2014
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In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by "stealing" from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey—getting known. Show Your Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. It's about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time "networking." It's not self-promotion, it's self-discovery—let others into your process, then let them steal from you. Filled with illustrations, quotes, stories, and examples, Show Your Work! offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous, brave, productive. In chapters such as You Don't Have to Be a Genius; Share Something Small Every Day; and Stick Around, Kleon creates a user's manual for embracing the communal nature of creativity— what he calls the "ecology of talent." From broader life lessons about work (you can't find your voice if you don't use it) to the etiquette of sharing—and the dangers of oversharing—to the practicalities of Internet life (build a good domain name; give credit when credit is due), it's an inspiring manifesto for succeeding as any kind of artist or entrepreneur in the digital age.
Publisher: 2014
ISBN: 9780761181361
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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JCLEmmaF Oct 25, 2018

A primer on self promotion. A treat to hold, look at, and read, this book is conversational, informational, straightforward, and easy to digest.

Sep 22, 2018

This is a good read with some good advice for artists.

Dec 16, 2017

Outstanding. Meant for artists but good for anyone who needs motivation- especially if you are trying to get your work noticed or are trying to put your work into some kind of form to feature it online. Quote from the book "In this day and age, if your work isn't online, it doesn't exist."
Getting started is always the most difficult. Again, quoting from the book "How can you show your work even when you have nothing to show? The first step is to scoop up the scraps and the residue of your process and shape them into some interesting bit of media you can share".

Aug 16, 2016

A fun, little (literally) book packed with great tips and motivation for putting your work out there.

Jul 14, 2016

I wouldn't call myself an artist but I do approach my life and work creatively. This little gem of a book is a powerhouse of pushes to be yourself, do your thing, share it with others and be rewarded with a good life.
"Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think." ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sep 13, 2014

LOVE this book! Lots of great tips and advice for creative types! :)


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