Steal Like an Artist – 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative


Read By: Shintya

This book is a recommendation from the speaker of WhatsApp Group Discussion I’ve joined about 3 months ago. The group discussed about the strategy of “dakwah”  through Social Media effectively and how to find a content as well as to make a design that liked or needed by the target. The speaker was recommend this book for us to find, develop, or even create idea and art.

NRDateBook's Chapter/PagesPages/WordsPlaceTime
119 November 2017Chapter 112Lovely home20 mins

Things number 1
Stealing like an artist, steal the idea from another and modified it. Nothing is original.
I can say in Bahasa: AMT (Amati, Tiru, Modifikasi)

222 November 2017Chapter 219NH + Gd E25 mins

Second thing:
Don't wait until you know who you are to get started.
If you are ready, start making stuff. You might be scared to start. That’s natural.
You have to dress for the job you want, not the job you have, and you have to start doing the work you want to be doing.

Don’t just steal the style, steal the thinking behind the style.

Good Theft:
Study, steal from many, credit remix, transform
Bad Theft:
Skim, steal from one, plagiarise, rip off, imitate

325 November 2017Chapter 35Home10 mins

3rd thing :
Write the book you want to read.
Write what you like.

Write the kind of story you like best—write the story you want to read. The same principle applies to your life and your career: Whenever you’re at a loss for what move to make next, just ask yourself, “What would make a better story?”

Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use—do the work you want to see done.

426 November 2017Chapter 410Home20 mins

4th thing:
Use your hand.

“We don’t know where we get our ideas from. What we do know is that we do not get them from our laptops.”
—John Cleese

The writer's favourite cartoonist, Lynda Barry, has this saying: “In the digital age, don’t forget to use your digits!” Your hands are the original digital devices. Use them.

527 November 2017Chapter 5,616Home + College30 mins

5. Side projects and hobbies are important.
It’s good to have a lot of projects going at once so you can bounce between them. When you get sick of one project, move over to another, and when you’re sick of that one, move back to the project you left. Practice productive procrastination.

Tomlinson suggests that if you love different things, you just keep spending time with them. “Let them talk to each other. Something will begin to happen.”

6. The Secret: Do good work and share it with people.

“Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.”
—Howard Aiken