Show Your Work! : 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered
by Kleon, Austin

A New Way Of Operating
1 You Don't Have To Be A Genius
2 Think Process, Not Product
3 Share Something Small Every Day
4 Open Up Your Cabinet Of Curiosities
5 Tell Good Stories
6 Teach What You Know
7 Don't Turn Into Human Spam
8 Learn To Take A Punch
9 Sell Out
10 Stick Around

Presents practical advice for increasing productivity on creative projects and improving their chances for success through strategies of networking and sharing works and ideas with like-minded members of the community and on the Internet.

Forget the lone genius myth, says Kleon, author of the best-seller, Steal like an Artist (2012). His 10-step journey in this beginner's guide to self-promotion emphasizes audience building and explains the how and why of such approaches as thinking about process rather than product, sharing something each day, teaching what you know, learning to take a punch, and developing staying power. Kleon's use of artists' quotes, photographs, and organizational diagrams enhances the text as he reminds readers of how interested people are in the creative process. Become a documentarian . . . start a journal . . . keep a scrapbook . . . see the work you're doing more clearly and feel . . . progress. When you're ready to share, you'll have a surplus of material. Put work out there and let people take their best shot. Then make even more work and keep sharing it until you learn that criticism can't hurt and may help you. And stick with it. Kleon's powerful advice makes this small-format book not-at-all little. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

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