September 19, 2017

FastCo. Design: ‘10 Steps To Stealing Your Way To Creative Success’

Steal Like an Artist

Everyone has experienced “creative block” and every pundit out there seems to have their own fix for it. Here’s a novel approach: steal.

“Writer and artist Austin Kleon starts out his new book, Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative, by admitting that yes, it’s true–nothing is original. Accepting that fact, however, is actually one of the first steps to greatness.

“If we’re free from the burden of trying to be completely original, we can stop trying to make something out of nothing, and we can embrace influence instead of running from it,” he writes, arguing that the idols and ideas you choose to surround yourself with only serve to make your projects more robust.”

Steal Like an Artist

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