Book recommendation: Steal Like an Artist
One of the books that I've found the most helpful to my craft is the New York Times bestseller, Steal Like an Artist: 10 things nobody told you about being creative, by Austin Kleon.
It's easy to read the book that is quick to read and quick to learn from. It's 140 pages long but Steal Like an Artist is small and have very few words on each page and many pictures and quotes. Therefore, it feels much shorter than it is.
Steal Like an Artist is cramped with valuable advice on how you can find ideas and on how you can develop as an artist. I used it to evolve my writing skills, but you can use it for any other creative profession.
One of the advice that Austin gives us is to write what we like, and not what we know. The first advice I got as an upcoming journalist was to write what I knew, and the problem was that I ended up not knowing what to write! So eventually I had to scrap the idea, and I started to write what I liked to write. This advice from Austin has, therefore hit home with me.
See what else he has written in his book Steal Like an Artist that resonates with you! You can find the book here on Amazon. I hope it will be as useful to you as it has been for me.
Follow your dreams!