Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon is written by a writer and an artist and he talks about the things he has learned about the creative process. I first read it as an article online, and now it has been turned into a book. I also bought Mr. Kleon’s other book Show Your Work, which is also very interesting. So why is Steal Like an Artist so important to me? It’s because it is where I learned two things: nothing is original and fake it till you make it.
I’m a writer by profession, and I write for newspapers, online publications, and magazines, but the thing I like the most is writing in my blog. I like it because there’s no pressure to write well here. I don’t have to think about the voice of the publication or about writing in a professional manner. I can just be free, be me, and just write.