Show Your Work!
10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered
by Austin Kleon
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 06 Mar 2014 | Archive Date 28 Jan 2015
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.
Available on NetGalley
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I love everything that Austin Kleon does, and this book is no exception! His advice is so simple, and yet, so profound! I found myself saying, yes! yes! yes! so many times while reading this book. I believe this book is a fit for anyone who is looking to share what they have to offer to the world but was unsure how to do it! I have used many of his recommendations in the classroom, and love, love, love his weekly newsletter! Highly recommend!