Next March, Austin Kleon has a new book coming out. It’s called “Show Your Work.” If Kleon’s name sounds familiar, it’s because this will be his third book. His previous titles are “Steal Like An Artist” and “Newspaper Blackout”. Kleon is a self-described artist who draws.
On the new book’s companion blog, there’s a top ten list that provides a sampling of the book’s content. I think this list is timely, essential reading for creators* in the 21st century. It’s also an effective “teaser” for the book. This link is here.
#1 is “You Don’t Have to Be A Genius.”
No one undertakes anything new in a state of omniscience. Put more simply, No one can know the ending before even beginning.
And who would do anything if they knew the ending? Where’s the fun in that?
I am excited about this book. Until it is released, there will be more teasers to get me (and other interested readers) by via Twitter, @austinkleon, and at the blog, showyrwork.com.
*=I could add entrepreneurs and anyone else having to start a new chapter of life here.