How Bestselling Author Austin Kleon Writes, Part One

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New York Times bestselling author Austin Kleon has been called “one of the most interesting people on the Internet” by The Atlantic magazine, and he stopped by The Writer Files to chat about creativity and the writing life.

Austin is the author of three illustrated books: Steal Like An Artist, Newspaper Blackout, and Show Your Work!. They’re guides The Writer Files host Kelton Reid recommends to all writers seeking insights for tapping into your endless reserves of creativity and innovation.

In addition to being featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, PBS’s Newshour, and The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Kleon speaks about “creativity in the digital age” for organizations as varied as Pixar, Google, SXSW, TEDx, and The Economist.

In the first part of this two-part file, host Kelton Reid and Austin Kleon discuss:

  • Why you should read more than you write
  • How a paper dictionary can improve your writing
  • The difference between little writing and big writing
  • Why you should research out in the open
  • How your daily ritual can save you from failure
  • Three symptoms of writer’s block and how to cure them
  • Why you should print your work and read it aloud
  • How to harness the power of productive procrastination

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