Real Artists Don't Starve

Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age

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  • Robin Fry
    Robin FryWriter, Presenter/Speaker, Ambivert
    Pros: 

    For the first time--a book that shows how creatives can truly succeed! No gimmicks or fluff--just honest, proven, practical insight.

    Cons: 

    1) This book was long overdue. 2) It's not for everyone. 3) There are no guarantees how this will work for you. You must decide--see below.

    For years, creatives such as myself have been told that artists starve for their art, and that's the way it has to be. Not true, says author Jeff Goins--he not only debunks this myth through real world, real time examples throughout history and today, but he does so through sharing his own experiences and examples of success. He provides a proven blueprint that not only works, but makes sense.

    "Real Artists Don't Starve" is for anyone who dares to read it, but it's not for everyone. It is, however, for people--especially creatives--who want to experience success and pursue their art, but don't know how it can be done. It challenges and even questions the status quo mantras we've all been fed at some point in our lives. Practical advice like this has historically come at considerable cost, but now is available to anyone who can understand that while there are no guarantees, the time is now to change, grow, learn, and practice in order to achieve success and various life goals. So, yes, reading this book will challenge you at the very core of your being...and it could make you angry for having believed the status quo fallacies for so long. You will have your eyes opened, and you may also refer to it many times as you go along. After all, Jeff has written books like this for many years--"You Are A Writer (So Start Acting Like One)", "The Art of Work", and "Wrecked", to name a few. But this one has a practical blueprint that, while it may seem new to those who learn about it for the first time, has been around longer than most of us have realized. So, if you want in on something that may turn your life upside down in the best way possible, get a copy of "Real Artists Don't Starve"...and then read it as many times as you need to.

  • KC Procter
    KC Proctercreator, dad life rules podcast
    Pros: 

    Practical advice for creatives of every shade who are tired of starving.

    Cons: 

    This might make you mad.

    I've heard for years that you have to starve for your art. Real Artists Don't Starve was equal parts empowering and aggravating to learn how big of a myth this is. In the book, Jeff lays out practical steps to combat this deeply seeded myth while sharing real world examples of contemporary and historical creatives.

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