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Day 225

Updated: Oct 15, 2019

10/9/19


The more I dig into Austin Kleon's work, the bigger fan I become. After writing this, I will immediately head to Amazon and pick up the 3rd book in his collection that I don't already own...Actually, it's the 2nd book chronologically, but I'm reading them out of order. I started with the 3rd (Keep Going), I am currently working on the 1st (Steal Like An Artist), and Show Your Work will be in my possession soon enough.


I can't really put my finger on any one thing that draws me to his work, I just feel like he is speaking directly to me, and every time I encounter his words, I feel inspired to go out and take action.


Today's reading included chapter 3 of Steal Like An Artist. The chapter title is, "Write the Book That You want to Read." He warns aspiring writers not to heed what many will tell you, "Write what you know" because "That advice always leads to terrible stories in which nothing interesting happens."


Noted.


"Do the work that you want to see done."


I can't tell you exactly what I want to read yet, or what work I want to see done. I'm still mining for those ideas in the self discovery part of my journey. But once I figure it out, I assure you, I'll do it. And I will keep Kleon's advice at the forefront of my efforts as I continue in my quest of "Adding something to the world that only [I] can add."




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