I had never heard of him before, but found these both rather interesting, encouraging, + worthy to share! They each cover 10 different things about being creative + sharing your work (which I'm always scared to do). I laughed at myself several times reading what Austin had to say; thanks for reminding me of my tendencies... : )
Steal Like an Artist helps you "Unlock your creativity" + covers how to:
Steal like an artist.
Don't wait until you know who you are to get started.
Write the book you want to read.
Use your hands.
Side projects + hobbies are important.
The Secret: Do good work + share it with people.
Geography is no longer our master.
Be nice. (The world is a small town.)
Be boring. (It's the only way to get work done.)
Creativity is subraction.
Show Your Work! "helps you share like an artist" + helps you understand:
You don't have to be a genius.
Think process, not product.
Share something small every day.
Open up your cabinet of curiosities.
Tell good stories.
Teach what you know.
Don't turn into human spam.
Learn to take a punch.
"Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Check them out, they're great whether you think you're a creative or not! : ) Everyone's a maker of some sort, yes, even YOU!