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Real Artists Don't Starve

Real Artists Don't Starve Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age

By Jeff Goins
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 4.39 Stars

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On 10/6 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Thanks to the power of the myth that real artists starve for art, live in poverty, are recognized and valued after their death, many of us have a distorted view of artistry. Aspiring artists take the safe route in life and don't dare to stand out. Enter myth buster Jeff Goins who in Real Artists Don't ... Convincing plea to turn your artistic creativity into success

Henk-Jan van der Klis' Rating:

5 Stars

On 9/12 R. J. Rivett wrote: “What we forget is that the story of the Starving Artist is a myth. And like all myths, it may be a powerful story, one we can orient our entire lives around. But in the end, it is still just a story.” How could something like this be a myth? All artists starve. They suffer for their art. Without ... MyBookLook: Real Artists Don't Starve by Jeff Goins

R. J. Rivett's Rating:

5 Stars

On 9/8 Nancy Beach wrote: Four years ago, Jeff Goins wrote a book called You Are a Writer. I reviewed it last year and gave it a 3 star. You can tell Jeff practices what he preaches because his writing has improved by leaps and bounds.  He knocked this book out of the park.  The writing is tight and he has done his homework. I ... Great book! Highly recommend!

Nancy's Rating:

5 Stars

On 9/1 Mary Potter Kenyon wrote: Excellent book by Jeff Goins, revealing that you don't have to choose between creativity and making a living. Loved his in-depth look at creatives like Jim Henson, C.S. Lewis, and Michealangelo. I learned that the "starving artist" is a myth, and sometimes it pays to break the rules and live outside ... Yes, you can make a living with your creativity

Mary Potter Kenyon's Rating:

5 Stars

On 8/18 Batch of Books wrote: I read The Art of Work by this same author back when it first came out and really enjoyed it. I lent it to all my friends. Since I enjoyed that book so much, I was pretty excited to read Jeff Goins’s next book, especially when I saw what it was about. I love books about creative entrepreneurship. ... Real Artists Don’t Starve Offers Great Advice for Creative People

Batch of Books' Rating:

4 Stars

On 8/16 Viola wrote: When Tolkien began a new book called The New Hobbit, he got stuck after he'd written a few chapters. He asked his good friend C.S. Lewis to lunch and told him his problem. Lewis told him that 'hobbits are only interesting when they're in un-hobbit like situations'. Without that statement, we may never ... A Great Book To Read For Artists

Viola's Rating:

3 Stars

On 8/15 Jon Gibson wrote: It seems that there has been a myth that has been perpetuated in our culture and many cultures. That myth is that real artists starve. In order to truly be successful as an artist, you need to have suffered for your art and struggled. Jeff Goins would disagree. In his latest book, “Real Artists Don’t ... Dispelling the Rumors

Jon Gibson's Rating:

5 Stars

On 8/8 Dan Greegor wrote: There is this understanding that most artists can’t make it in the real world. A few may make it big but most will scrap and claw to just survive. So goes this thought…until now. Jeff Goins, in his new book Real Artists Don’t Starve, blows away this false understanding that most artists will ... Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins

Dan Greegor's Rating:

5 Stars

On 8/2 solideogloria wrote: To be knowledgeable about literature, to be experienced in masterpieces of art, and to be conscious of dimensions of music earns a person the title of cultured, refined, and even sophisticated. However, artists themselves occupy a unique place in our society. Many are considered eccentric, some are fascinating, ... Real Artists Don't Starve ~ A Book Review

solideogloria's Rating:

3 Stars

On 8/1 Hanna Lei wrote: Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins Bestselling author and creativity expert Jeff Goins dismantles the myth that being creative is a hindrance to success by revealing how an artistic temperament is in fact a competitive advantage in the marketplace. For centuries, the myth of the starving artist ... Real Artists Don’t Starve, Book Review

Hanna 's Rating:

5 Stars