Steal Like an Artist - 10 Things Nobody Told You about Being Creatvie
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1. Steal like an artist

  • Wiliam Ralph Inge: 「什麼是原創?就是沒被人看出來的抄襲」
  • Garbage in Garbage out
    • 藝術是搜集好的想法,但不是囤積狂
  • Save Your Theft for Latter
    • 隨時都要養成紀錄的習慣。存在紀錄裡的東西是死的,只又讓它再重新被使用才會活過來
  • Steal from yourself. e.g. Dream, Memory

2. Don't wait until you know who you're until you get started.

  • Fake it'til you make it
  • 如果你只有受到某一個人的影響,大家會說你是下一個誰誰誰;但如果你偷學的對象有一百個,大家就會說你是渾然天成

3. Write the book you want to read

4. Use your hand


5. Side projects and hobbies are important

  • 如果你有兩、三樣熱情,不要覺得自己非得擇一不可。留著每一項熱情!
  • 讓各種興趣交流,就會產生變化

6. The Secret: Do good work and share it with people

  • 一開始,不受注意是好事。一旦人們開始注意你,隨性的自由就不再復返。盡力享受和善用未成名的時期
  • Step 1: Wonder at Something.
    Step 2: Invite Others to Wonder with You.
  • Howard Aiken: 「別擔心別人偷你的構想,若你的想法真的很棒,你會盡力說服別人接受」
    Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.

7. Geography is no longer our master.


8. Be nice. (The world is a small town.)

  • Stand Next to Talent ← Garbage in Garbage out
  • Write Fan Letters
    • 不用直接寫信給偶像。用行動、作品來像他致敬吧!

9. Be boring. (It's the only way to get work done.)

  • Gustave Flaubert: 「生活維持常態和規律」,工作上才有衝刺的動力和原創的靈感。
  • Make sure how much sleep you get.
  • Get yourself a calendar.
    • 在行事曆上記下每日的目標。完成後在行事曆畫一個叉,並且持續維持這個叉的連線

10. Creatvity is subtraction

What's Next?

  • Take a walk
  • Start you swipe file
  • Go to the library
  • Buy a notebook and use it
  • Get yourself and calendar
  • Start your logbook
  • Give a copy of this book away (?)
  • Start a blog
  • Take a nap

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