What does it take to be creative over the long-term, especially in these challenging times? In today's interview, Austin Kleon gives his thoughts on how to Keep Going.
In the introduction, I talk about my thoughts around dealing with coronavirus, plus Sanctuary, Retreat, Belonging: The Importance of Home in Difficult Times, My tips on how to work effectively from home, Kris Rusch's Patreon, my mini-course/lecture on Multiple Streams of Income from your Writing, plus How to Sell Your Books Directly to Readers and Get Paid Immediately, and if you want to get 50% off my ebooks and (some audiobooks), you can buy direct from me: Payhip.com/thecreativepenn and use discount coupon: QUARANTINE until the end of March.
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Austin Kleon is the New York Times and international best-selling author of four books including Steal Like An Artist and Show Your Work. He's also an artist, professional speaker, and newspaper blackout poet. Today we're talking about Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad.
You can listen above or on your favorite podcast app or read the notes and links below. Here are the highlights and the full transcript below.
- Where to go next after being creative for ten years
- Riding the wave of interest to see what’s next creatively
- Granting ourselves permission to follow our interests
- Tapping into our dark side while avoiding fear of judgment
- Where are your creative safe zones?
- What happens when art is the thing that feeds your family?
- The part blogging can play in a writer’s life
You can find Austin Kleon at AustinKleon.com and on Twitter @austinkleon