Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon is the kick in the pants you’ve been looking for.
Kleon has the medicine that many beginners and “blocked” experts need. Take what you like and transmute it. In contrast to the old advice to write what you know, Kleon throws out the challenge, “Write the book you want to read.”
This would be a better use time than watching On The Road and buying a boatload of new denim designed to look like old denim.
But if you’ve ordered Steal Like An Artist and you need something to hold you down until it arrives checkout Exit Through the Gift Shop. Or you could just check out Kleon’s Ted Talk right here.
It’s got everything a poem should have: reference to a painting and Hamlet, a redhead, and death.
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