Collecting Ideas

Austin Kleon's 10 point list of how to steal like a writer

This list is a remix of the points in my book, Steal Like An Artist. The big idea is that writing isn't a magical ability that some people have and some don't. Writers learn to write by reading a lot and by writing a lot.

"Steal Like a Writer" (courtesy of Austin Kleon)

You can watch the talk that explains it on my website.


Austin Kleon is a writer who draws. He’s the author of two best-selling books: Steal Like An Artist (2012) is an illustrated manifesto for creativity in the digital age, and Newspaper Blackout (2010) is a collection of poetry made by redacting words from newspaper articles with a permanent marker.


The Austin Chronicle is currently accepting submissions for its annual Short Story Contest. (Postmark deadline Dec. 10, 2012; see more rules and regs.) Check the Books blog all week for more encouraging bits from published authors and past Short Story Contest winners.

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