So I recently bought Steal Like An Artist. If you haven’t already purchased a copy, I suggest you get to it.
Steal Like An Artist is a part muse, part shopping list for creative types that need a kick in the heart. Whether you’re writing different variations of the same theme or stuck in a rut to rival The Devil’s Sinkhole, you need this book.
Austin hails from Austin (no really), Texas. He writes, he draws and he is the author of those gorgeous newspaper black out poems floating around Tumblr.
Kleon also gives talks on writing, creativity and the state of art in the digital age, in his TED talks (from 2010 and 2012 respectively) he talks about art, writers, blogging, and building a readership.
What makes a great poet or a great artist? Kleon talks imitation and the ancestry of influence.
So if you’re parked in front of a blank screen, cursing the cursor, give Austin Kleon a try. He won’t disappoint.