Keep Going from Austin Kleon is like a hug from your best-est writing buddies wrapped up in book form.
Austin Kleon's little gem is packed full of nuggets of wisdom which inspire creativity. It delves into the reasons you create in the first place. What drives you? What keeps you going? Going back to the source of the reason to create is brilliant - it helps you to really get back in touch with that driving passion.
Most of us create because that is what fires us, it sparks joy. But. Sometimes that spark is a little dim, the fire needs a bit more stoking to get it going again. And that's exactly what Kleon's book achieves.
Kleon draws on wisdom from several varied sources, presenting snippets of great quote alongside his own thoughts and feelings.
"Disconnect from the world to connect with yourself."Kleon brilliantly addresses social media in this book - it's impact on mental health and the benefits of handling it wisely. He also encourages readers to re-connect with the reasons for being creative in the first place. He reminds his readers to enjoy the journey, enjoy the process - "When you ignore quantitative measurements for a bit, you can get back to qualitative measurements."
"No artist can work simply for results: he must also like the work of getting them." - Robert Farrar CaponWishing you all have wonderfully creative week xx
Emma Perry is a children's author, Primary School teacher & founder of MyBookCorner.
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