Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered

Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered

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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.

Title:Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780761178972
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    Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered Reviews

  • Ariel

    This was the kick I needed! I loved my reading experience with this book - it fell into my lap quite unexpectedly, full of my friend's annotations, and I flew through it. I had such a riot getting ins...

  • Soplada

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  • Pat Loughery

    Having just finished Austin Kleon's previous book Steal Like an Artist, which I liked but didn't LOVE... I didn't expect anything different here. I mean, the book's exactly the same size and shape, th...

  • Hamad

    This Review ✍️ Blog 📖 Twitter 🐦 Instagram 📷I saw this book while watching a Youtube channel and I was curious to what is it about. I am just a person who struggles with self-confidence an...

  • Shannon Yarbrough

    I loved Austin's first book, Steal Like an Artist, and did exactly what he told me, including buying extra copies of his book and giving it to all my friends. As a writer and an artist, his advice is ...

  • Eoghann Irving

    I'm pretty much going to spend this review telling you everything wrong this book and the whole genre. Because if ever there's a book that embodies the genre Show Your Work is it.Despite that, you may...

  • Donalyn

    Funny, smart, observant. So much of what Kleon writes resonates with me as a writer who blogs and tweets. Great ideas about building your tribe and sharing ideas. ...

  • Christine Zibas

    "Whatever we say, we're always talking about ourselves." -- Alison Bechdel.And I could add, whenever we talk, we're always telling stories. Why do we write or make art or pursue creativity of any sort...

  • AK

    Kleon seems like a nice guy, so I hate saying this, but I have no idea why this is a book. "Put your work on the internet, and try not to be too annoying about it. Then people will see your work, know...

  • Suzanne

    This is an excellent primer on self-promotion for artists. I have to admit that I picked it up with some skepticism, just as I did with Steal Like an Artist. This follow-up has the same slick look abo...