Things Are What You Make of Them: Life Advice for Creatives

Things Are What You Make of Them: Life Advice for Creatives

Insights and inspiration for anyone who makes art (or anything else), from the popular author of 1 Page at a Time and Pick Me Up From the creative mind and heart of Adam J. Kurtz comes this quirky, upbeat rallying cry for creators of all stripes. Expanding on a series of popular guides he's created for Design*Sponge, this handwritten and heartfelt little book shares wisdo Insights and inspiration for anyone who makes art (or anything else), from the popular author of 1 Page at a Time and P...

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Title:Things Are What You Make of Them: Life Advice for Creatives
Author:Adam J. Kurtz
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0143131516
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:144 pages pages

Things Are What You Make of Them: Life Advice for Creatives Reviews

  • Rebecca
    Jan 04, 2018

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book ...

    This book is just what I needed because I realized a while ago that I was becoming a negative person overcome by all the bad things happening around me and in the world. It was hard to see the goodness day-to-day and I did not like the person I was becoming. I have been practicing re-f...

    (ARC from publisher) I found the advice mostly obvious, and the voice a bit too jargon-y/commercial-art-y for my tastes. YMMV. But since what I want from self-help-y books is novel insight and/or eloquent prose, I wasn't thrilled with this one. ...

    I get so much out of reminders like these. And although I still look askance at the word "creative" used as a noun, a lot of this advice really spoke to me, especially "be more of your own best" and "maybe try trying." I really liked the Acknowledgments, the "Working with Friends &...

  • Marianne
    Aug 09, 2017

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book ...

    This book is just what I needed because I realized a while ago that I was becoming a negative person overcome by all the bad things happening around me and in the world. It was hard to see the goodness day-to-day and I did not like the person I was becoming. I have been practicing re-f...

    (ARC from publisher) I found the advice mostly obvious, and the voice a bit too jargon-y/commercial-art-y for my tastes. YMMV. But since what I want from self-help-y books is novel insight and/or eloquent prose, I wasn't thrilled with this one. ...

  • Laura
    Nov 17, 2017

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book ...

    This book is just what I needed because I realized a while ago that I was becoming a negative person overcome by all the bad things happening around me and in the world. It was hard to see the goodness day-to-day and I did not like the person I was becoming. I have been practicing re-f...

    (ARC from publisher) I found the advice mostly obvious, and the voice a bit too jargon-y/commercial-art-y for my tastes. YMMV. But since what I want from self-help-y books is novel insight and/or eloquent prose, I wasn't thrilled with this one. ...

    I get so much out of reminders like these. And although I still look askance at the word "creative" used as a noun, a lot of this advice really spoke to me, especially "be more of your own best" and "maybe try trying." I really liked the Acknowledgments, the "Working with Friends &...

    "Sometimes, some of us, maybe, possibly, talk about doing things & then don't do them. Hold yourself accountable for your fresh start. Don't let planning the thing trick your brain into thinking you've done it." There are lessons we've known by heart for years and end up forgett...

    For the exhausted full-time employee and full-time passionate. I was in love with this quick and witty read. After a year slump with my art I'm fjnally getting back into the swing of things but in the process, juggling a full-time day job (with a lot of extra overtime). I admit some...

    I am not a big fan of self-help books with their rose-colored quotes and shallow advice, but I like this little book of "Life Advice for Creatives" with its stiff little pages and pops of color. It is stylish, looks simple at the surface but offers a clear-eyed view of the ups and down...

    This one didn't quite resonate with me as much as Austin Kleon's similar books, but I definitely recommend it as a quick and energizing pep talk for creatives who feel stuck. It'll get the wheels moving again. :-) ...

    Good life advice for any humans doing anything! ...

    I have been a fan of Adam J Kurtz's work since "1 Page at A Time" and I have been a fan of his column for a while. This book came while I was struggling with my own creative endeavors, and I purchased it in the desperate hope that it would alleviate my worries. It didn't. But it fairne...

    Creativity ?self-help? books are the new poetry anthology, everyone is writing one and they?re almost all the same regurgitated crap. Plus, the author gave his own book a 5-star review and obviously thinks way too highly of himself. ...

    A good book to have in your collection as a reminder and motivation aid, but there is nothing ground breaking or profound here. ...

    Read this for work, but was happy to do it, for selfish reasons. As a creative professional, it's nice to get some advice geared specifically towards the challenges of the lifestyle. There's some good bits of wisdom about getting out of your own head and your own way, and a I think a f...

    After Adam's appearance on Debbie Milman's podcast (Design Matters, really awesome podcast, give it a listen ;) ) I was really looking forward to reading this book and consuming all the wisdom in it. I couldn't help but feel a bit underwhelmed by this book. All the pieces are so short ...

    Awesome guide book and pep talk for people trying to make a living as an artist or working on a side hustle or pursuing any kind of art. I loved the format: each section ordered in a neat list with a brief but punchy blurb on each page. Pithy but powerful. As an object, the book is...

  • Maria
    Jan 18, 2018

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book ...

    This book is just what I needed because I realized a while ago that I was becoming a negative person overcome by all the bad things happening around me and in the world. It was hard to see the goodness day-to-day and I did not like the person I was becoming. I have been practicing re-f...

    (ARC from publisher) I found the advice mostly obvious, and the voice a bit too jargon-y/commercial-art-y for my tastes. YMMV. But since what I want from self-help-y books is novel insight and/or eloquent prose, I wasn't thrilled with this one. ...

    I get so much out of reminders like these. And although I still look askance at the word "creative" used as a noun, a lot of this advice really spoke to me, especially "be more of your own best" and "maybe try trying." I really liked the Acknowledgments, the "Working with Friends &...

    "Sometimes, some of us, maybe, possibly, talk about doing things & then don't do them. Hold yourself accountable for your fresh start. Don't let planning the thing trick your brain into thinking you've done it." There are lessons we've known by heart for years and end up forgett...

  • Dani
    May 25, 2017

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

  • Laura
    Dec 14, 2017

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book ...

    This book is just what I needed because I realized a while ago that I was becoming a negative person overcome by all the bad things happening around me and in the world. It was hard to see the goodness day-to-day and I did not like the person I was becoming. I have been practicing re-f...

    (ARC from publisher) I found the advice mostly obvious, and the voice a bit too jargon-y/commercial-art-y for my tastes. YMMV. But since what I want from self-help-y books is novel insight and/or eloquent prose, I wasn't thrilled with this one. ...

    I get so much out of reminders like these. And although I still look askance at the word "creative" used as a noun, a lot of this advice really spoke to me, especially "be more of your own best" and "maybe try trying." I really liked the Acknowledgments, the "Working with Friends &...

    "Sometimes, some of us, maybe, possibly, talk about doing things & then don't do them. Hold yourself accountable for your fresh start. Don't let planning the thing trick your brain into thinking you've done it." There are lessons we've known by heart for years and end up forgett...

    For the exhausted full-time employee and full-time passionate. I was in love with this quick and witty read. After a year slump with my art I'm fjnally getting back into the swing of things but in the process, juggling a full-time day job (with a lot of extra overtime). I admit some...

    I am not a big fan of self-help books with their rose-colored quotes and shallow advice, but I like this little book of "Life Advice for Creatives" with its stiff little pages and pops of color. It is stylish, looks simple at the surface but offers a clear-eyed view of the ups and down...

  • Jen
    Jan 20, 2018

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book ...

    This book is just what I needed because I realized a while ago that I was becoming a negative person overcome by all the bad things happening around me and in the world. It was hard to see the goodness day-to-day and I did not like the person I was becoming. I have been practicing re-f...

    (ARC from publisher) I found the advice mostly obvious, and the voice a bit too jargon-y/commercial-art-y for my tastes. YMMV. But since what I want from self-help-y books is novel insight and/or eloquent prose, I wasn't thrilled with this one. ...

    I get so much out of reminders like these. And although I still look askance at the word "creative" used as a noun, a lot of this advice really spoke to me, especially "be more of your own best" and "maybe try trying." I really liked the Acknowledgments, the "Working with Friends &...

    "Sometimes, some of us, maybe, possibly, talk about doing things & then don't do them. Hold yourself accountable for your fresh start. Don't let planning the thing trick your brain into thinking you've done it." There are lessons we've known by heart for years and end up forgett...

    For the exhausted full-time employee and full-time passionate. I was in love with this quick and witty read. After a year slump with my art I'm fjnally getting back into the swing of things but in the process, juggling a full-time day job (with a lot of extra overtime). I admit some...

    I am not a big fan of self-help books with their rose-colored quotes and shallow advice, but I like this little book of "Life Advice for Creatives" with its stiff little pages and pops of color. It is stylish, looks simple at the surface but offers a clear-eyed view of the ups and down...

    This one didn't quite resonate with me as much as Austin Kleon's similar books, but I definitely recommend it as a quick and energizing pep talk for creatives who feel stuck. It'll get the wheels moving again. :-) ...

    Good life advice for any humans doing anything! ...

    I have been a fan of Adam J Kurtz's work since "1 Page at A Time" and I have been a fan of his column for a while. This book came while I was struggling with my own creative endeavors, and I purchased it in the desperate hope that it would alleviate my worries. It didn't. But it fairne...

    Creativity ?self-help? books are the new poetry anthology, everyone is writing one and they?re almost all the same regurgitated crap. Plus, the author gave his own book a 5-star review and obviously thinks way too highly of himself. ...

    A good book to have in your collection as a reminder and motivation aid, but there is nothing ground breaking or profound here. ...

    Read this for work, but was happy to do it, for selfish reasons. As a creative professional, it's nice to get some advice geared specifically towards the challenges of the lifestyle. There's some good bits of wisdom about getting out of your own head and your own way, and a I think a f...

    After Adam's appearance on Debbie Milman's podcast (Design Matters, really awesome podcast, give it a listen ;) ) I was really looking forward to reading this book and consuming all the wisdom in it. I couldn't help but feel a bit underwhelmed by this book. All the pieces are so short ...

    Awesome guide book and pep talk for people trying to make a living as an artist or working on a side hustle or pursuing any kind of art. I loved the format: each section ordered in a neat list with a brief but punchy blurb on each page. Pithy but powerful. As an object, the book is...

    Very quick read. You can read it in a sitting or contemplate each morsel. The beauty is that the information is not new to creatives, but it helps to be reminded how great tapping into that creativity can be. This will be a permanent fixture in my writing bag for those times when qu...

    It's brilliant how a book of this size can help you a lot to understand that being creative is a work that sometimes needs to be reinforced to keep you in the path. There are simple rules to follow being honest and a good version of yourself. Just to keep it on hand. ...

    Inspiring, motivational and the kick up the bum you need to get going! I bought 2 copies, one for myself and one to give my sister, as we are both unhappy in our jobs and long to make our passion projects our full time careers! ...

    Me Kurtz? writing style is blunt, conversational, witty and self-deprecating. It is a very small book you can read in minutes, but that will stay with you. Full of the types of things we need to remind ourselves from time to time. I will be sharing my copy immediately. Thanks Adam! ...

    Wanted to love it but found it a bit underwhelming with nothing startling or new (as a freelance creative writer for 6+ years), but it was easy to read and will look forward to passing on to someone new to the game! ...

    A little book with some amazing advice inside for any type of creative! I loved how this book was set up in little sections with just quick anecdotes that get the point across. I will be picking up a copy of this to keep at home so I can read it when I'm feeling down about my creative ...

    A great pep talk to read as 2017 ended and 2018 began. ...

    Very nice but I wish it was longer ...

    3.5 stars There's a lot of good inspiration in this little volume, but the design (with an all-caps font) kind of felt like I was being yelled at the whole time. ...

  • Eline
    Feb 12, 2018

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book ...

    This book is just what I needed because I realized a while ago that I was becoming a negative person overcome by all the bad things happening around me and in the world. It was hard to see the goodness day-to-day and I did not like the person I was becoming. I have been practicing re-f...

    (ARC from publisher) I found the advice mostly obvious, and the voice a bit too jargon-y/commercial-art-y for my tastes. YMMV. But since what I want from self-help-y books is novel insight and/or eloquent prose, I wasn't thrilled with this one. ...

    I get so much out of reminders like these. And although I still look askance at the word "creative" used as a noun, a lot of this advice really spoke to me, especially "be more of your own best" and "maybe try trying." I really liked the Acknowledgments, the "Working with Friends &...

    "Sometimes, some of us, maybe, possibly, talk about doing things & then don't do them. Hold yourself accountable for your fresh start. Don't let planning the thing trick your brain into thinking you've done it." There are lessons we've known by heart for years and end up forgett...

    For the exhausted full-time employee and full-time passionate. I was in love with this quick and witty read. After a year slump with my art I'm fjnally getting back into the swing of things but in the process, juggling a full-time day job (with a lot of extra overtime). I admit some...

    I am not a big fan of self-help books with their rose-colored quotes and shallow advice, but I like this little book of "Life Advice for Creatives" with its stiff little pages and pops of color. It is stylish, looks simple at the surface but offers a clear-eyed view of the ups and down...

    This one didn't quite resonate with me as much as Austin Kleon's similar books, but I definitely recommend it as a quick and energizing pep talk for creatives who feel stuck. It'll get the wheels moving again. :-) ...

    Good life advice for any humans doing anything! ...

    I have been a fan of Adam J Kurtz's work since "1 Page at A Time" and I have been a fan of his column for a while. This book came while I was struggling with my own creative endeavors, and I purchased it in the desperate hope that it would alleviate my worries. It didn't. But it fairne...

    Creativity ?self-help? books are the new poetry anthology, everyone is writing one and they?re almost all the same regurgitated crap. Plus, the author gave his own book a 5-star review and obviously thinks way too highly of himself. ...

    A good book to have in your collection as a reminder and motivation aid, but there is nothing ground breaking or profound here. ...

    Read this for work, but was happy to do it, for selfish reasons. As a creative professional, it's nice to get some advice geared specifically towards the challenges of the lifestyle. There's some good bits of wisdom about getting out of your own head and your own way, and a I think a f...

    After Adam's appearance on Debbie Milman's podcast (Design Matters, really awesome podcast, give it a listen ;) ) I was really looking forward to reading this book and consuming all the wisdom in it. I couldn't help but feel a bit underwhelmed by this book. All the pieces are so short ...

  • Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com
    Oct 04, 2017

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book ...

    This book is just what I needed because I realized a while ago that I was becoming a negative person overcome by all the bad things happening around me and in the world. It was hard to see the goodness day-to-day and I did not like the person I was becoming. I have been practicing re-f...

  • Vitor Martins
    Dec 14, 2017

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

  • Ingrid
    Dec 26, 2017

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book ...

    This book is just what I needed because I realized a while ago that I was becoming a negative person overcome by all the bad things happening around me and in the world. It was hard to see the goodness day-to-day and I did not like the person I was becoming. I have been practicing re-f...

    (ARC from publisher) I found the advice mostly obvious, and the voice a bit too jargon-y/commercial-art-y for my tastes. YMMV. But since what I want from self-help-y books is novel insight and/or eloquent prose, I wasn't thrilled with this one. ...

    I get so much out of reminders like these. And although I still look askance at the word "creative" used as a noun, a lot of this advice really spoke to me, especially "be more of your own best" and "maybe try trying." I really liked the Acknowledgments, the "Working with Friends &...

    "Sometimes, some of us, maybe, possibly, talk about doing things & then don't do them. Hold yourself accountable for your fresh start. Don't let planning the thing trick your brain into thinking you've done it." There are lessons we've known by heart for years and end up forgett...

    For the exhausted full-time employee and full-time passionate. I was in love with this quick and witty read. After a year slump with my art I'm fjnally getting back into the swing of things but in the process, juggling a full-time day job (with a lot of extra overtime). I admit some...

    I am not a big fan of self-help books with their rose-colored quotes and shallow advice, but I like this little book of "Life Advice for Creatives" with its stiff little pages and pops of color. It is stylish, looks simple at the surface but offers a clear-eyed view of the ups and down...

    This one didn't quite resonate with me as much as Austin Kleon's similar books, but I definitely recommend it as a quick and energizing pep talk for creatives who feel stuck. It'll get the wheels moving again. :-) ...

    Good life advice for any humans doing anything! ...

    I have been a fan of Adam J Kurtz's work since "1 Page at A Time" and I have been a fan of his column for a while. This book came while I was struggling with my own creative endeavors, and I purchased it in the desperate hope that it would alleviate my worries. It didn't. But it fairne...

    Creativity ?self-help? books are the new poetry anthology, everyone is writing one and they?re almost all the same regurgitated crap. Plus, the author gave his own book a 5-star review and obviously thinks way too highly of himself. ...

    A good book to have in your collection as a reminder and motivation aid, but there is nothing ground breaking or profound here. ...

    Read this for work, but was happy to do it, for selfish reasons. As a creative professional, it's nice to get some advice geared specifically towards the challenges of the lifestyle. There's some good bits of wisdom about getting out of your own head and your own way, and a I think a f...

    After Adam's appearance on Debbie Milman's podcast (Design Matters, really awesome podcast, give it a listen ;) ) I was really looking forward to reading this book and consuming all the wisdom in it. I couldn't help but feel a bit underwhelmed by this book. All the pieces are so short ...

    Awesome guide book and pep talk for people trying to make a living as an artist or working on a side hustle or pursuing any kind of art. I loved the format: each section ordered in a neat list with a brief but punchy blurb on each page. Pithy but powerful. As an object, the book is...

    Very quick read. You can read it in a sitting or contemplate each morsel. The beauty is that the information is not new to creatives, but it helps to be reminded how great tapping into that creativity can be. This will be a permanent fixture in my writing bag for those times when qu...

    It's brilliant how a book of this size can help you a lot to understand that being creative is a work that sometimes needs to be reinforced to keep you in the path. There are simple rules to follow being honest and a good version of yourself. Just to keep it on hand. ...

    Inspiring, motivational and the kick up the bum you need to get going! I bought 2 copies, one for myself and one to give my sister, as we are both unhappy in our jobs and long to make our passion projects our full time careers! ...

    Me Kurtz? writing style is blunt, conversational, witty and self-deprecating. It is a very small book you can read in minutes, but that will stay with you. Full of the types of things we need to remind ourselves from time to time. I will be sharing my copy immediately. Thanks Adam! ...

    Wanted to love it but found it a bit underwhelming with nothing startling or new (as a freelance creative writer for 6+ years), but it was easy to read and will look forward to passing on to someone new to the game! ...

    A little book with some amazing advice inside for any type of creative! I loved how this book was set up in little sections with just quick anecdotes that get the point across. I will be picking up a copy of this to keep at home so I can read it when I'm feeling down about my creative ...

    A great pep talk to read as 2017 ended and 2018 began. ...

    Very nice but I wish it was longer ...

  • Mugren Ohaly
    Oct 16, 2017

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book ...

    This book is just what I needed because I realized a while ago that I was becoming a negative person overcome by all the bad things happening around me and in the world. It was hard to see the goodness day-to-day and I did not like the person I was becoming. I have been practicing re-f...

    (ARC from publisher) I found the advice mostly obvious, and the voice a bit too jargon-y/commercial-art-y for my tastes. YMMV. But since what I want from self-help-y books is novel insight and/or eloquent prose, I wasn't thrilled with this one. ...

    I get so much out of reminders like these. And although I still look askance at the word "creative" used as a noun, a lot of this advice really spoke to me, especially "be more of your own best" and "maybe try trying." I really liked the Acknowledgments, the "Working with Friends &...

    "Sometimes, some of us, maybe, possibly, talk about doing things & then don't do them. Hold yourself accountable for your fresh start. Don't let planning the thing trick your brain into thinking you've done it." There are lessons we've known by heart for years and end up forgett...

    For the exhausted full-time employee and full-time passionate. I was in love with this quick and witty read. After a year slump with my art I'm fjnally getting back into the swing of things but in the process, juggling a full-time day job (with a lot of extra overtime). I admit some...

    I am not a big fan of self-help books with their rose-colored quotes and shallow advice, but I like this little book of "Life Advice for Creatives" with its stiff little pages and pops of color. It is stylish, looks simple at the surface but offers a clear-eyed view of the ups and down...

    This one didn't quite resonate with me as much as Austin Kleon's similar books, but I definitely recommend it as a quick and energizing pep talk for creatives who feel stuck. It'll get the wheels moving again. :-) ...

    Good life advice for any humans doing anything! ...

    I have been a fan of Adam J Kurtz's work since "1 Page at A Time" and I have been a fan of his column for a while. This book came while I was struggling with my own creative endeavors, and I purchased it in the desperate hope that it would alleviate my worries. It didn't. But it fairne...

    Creativity ?self-help? books are the new poetry anthology, everyone is writing one and they?re almost all the same regurgitated crap. Plus, the author gave his own book a 5-star review and obviously thinks way too highly of himself. ...

  • Emma Sea
    Jan 27, 2018

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book ...

  • Todd Skaggs
    Jan 18, 2018

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book ...

    This book is just what I needed because I realized a while ago that I was becoming a negative person overcome by all the bad things happening around me and in the world. It was hard to see the goodness day-to-day and I did not like the person I was becoming. I have been practicing re-f...

    (ARC from publisher) I found the advice mostly obvious, and the voice a bit too jargon-y/commercial-art-y for my tastes. YMMV. But since what I want from self-help-y books is novel insight and/or eloquent prose, I wasn't thrilled with this one. ...

    I get so much out of reminders like these. And although I still look askance at the word "creative" used as a noun, a lot of this advice really spoke to me, especially "be more of your own best" and "maybe try trying." I really liked the Acknowledgments, the "Working with Friends &...

    "Sometimes, some of us, maybe, possibly, talk about doing things & then don't do them. Hold yourself accountable for your fresh start. Don't let planning the thing trick your brain into thinking you've done it." There are lessons we've known by heart for years and end up forgett...

    For the exhausted full-time employee and full-time passionate. I was in love with this quick and witty read. After a year slump with my art I'm fjnally getting back into the swing of things but in the process, juggling a full-time day job (with a lot of extra overtime). I admit some...

    I am not a big fan of self-help books with their rose-colored quotes and shallow advice, but I like this little book of "Life Advice for Creatives" with its stiff little pages and pops of color. It is stylish, looks simple at the surface but offers a clear-eyed view of the ups and down...

    This one didn't quite resonate with me as much as Austin Kleon's similar books, but I definitely recommend it as a quick and energizing pep talk for creatives who feel stuck. It'll get the wheels moving again. :-) ...

    Good life advice for any humans doing anything! ...

    I have been a fan of Adam J Kurtz's work since "1 Page at A Time" and I have been a fan of his column for a while. This book came while I was struggling with my own creative endeavors, and I purchased it in the desperate hope that it would alleviate my worries. It didn't. But it fairne...

    Creativity ?self-help? books are the new poetry anthology, everyone is writing one and they?re almost all the same regurgitated crap. Plus, the author gave his own book a 5-star review and obviously thinks way too highly of himself. ...

    A good book to have in your collection as a reminder and motivation aid, but there is nothing ground breaking or profound here. ...

    Read this for work, but was happy to do it, for selfish reasons. As a creative professional, it's nice to get some advice geared specifically towards the challenges of the lifestyle. There's some good bits of wisdom about getting out of your own head and your own way, and a I think a f...

    After Adam's appearance on Debbie Milman's podcast (Design Matters, really awesome podcast, give it a listen ;) ) I was really looking forward to reading this book and consuming all the wisdom in it. I couldn't help but feel a bit underwhelmed by this book. All the pieces are so short ...

    Awesome guide book and pep talk for people trying to make a living as an artist or working on a side hustle or pursuing any kind of art. I loved the format: each section ordered in a neat list with a brief but punchy blurb on each page. Pithy but powerful. As an object, the book is...

    Very quick read. You can read it in a sitting or contemplate each morsel. The beauty is that the information is not new to creatives, but it helps to be reminded how great tapping into that creativity can be. This will be a permanent fixture in my writing bag for those times when qu...

  • Sara Hall
    Oct 07, 2017

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book ...

    This book is just what I needed because I realized a while ago that I was becoming a negative person overcome by all the bad things happening around me and in the world. It was hard to see the goodness day-to-day and I did not like the person I was becoming. I have been practicing re-f...

    (ARC from publisher) I found the advice mostly obvious, and the voice a bit too jargon-y/commercial-art-y for my tastes. YMMV. But since what I want from self-help-y books is novel insight and/or eloquent prose, I wasn't thrilled with this one. ...

    I get so much out of reminders like these. And although I still look askance at the word "creative" used as a noun, a lot of this advice really spoke to me, especially "be more of your own best" and "maybe try trying." I really liked the Acknowledgments, the "Working with Friends &...

    "Sometimes, some of us, maybe, possibly, talk about doing things & then don't do them. Hold yourself accountable for your fresh start. Don't let planning the thing trick your brain into thinking you've done it." There are lessons we've known by heart for years and end up forgett...

    For the exhausted full-time employee and full-time passionate. I was in love with this quick and witty read. After a year slump with my art I'm fjnally getting back into the swing of things but in the process, juggling a full-time day job (with a lot of extra overtime). I admit some...

    I am not a big fan of self-help books with their rose-colored quotes and shallow advice, but I like this little book of "Life Advice for Creatives" with its stiff little pages and pops of color. It is stylish, looks simple at the surface but offers a clear-eyed view of the ups and down...

    This one didn't quite resonate with me as much as Austin Kleon's similar books, but I definitely recommend it as a quick and energizing pep talk for creatives who feel stuck. It'll get the wheels moving again. :-) ...

    Good life advice for any humans doing anything! ...

    I have been a fan of Adam J Kurtz's work since "1 Page at A Time" and I have been a fan of his column for a while. This book came while I was struggling with my own creative endeavors, and I purchased it in the desperate hope that it would alleviate my worries. It didn't. But it fairne...

    Creativity ?self-help? books are the new poetry anthology, everyone is writing one and they?re almost all the same regurgitated crap. Plus, the author gave his own book a 5-star review and obviously thinks way too highly of himself. ...

    A good book to have in your collection as a reminder and motivation aid, but there is nothing ground breaking or profound here. ...

    Read this for work, but was happy to do it, for selfish reasons. As a creative professional, it's nice to get some advice geared specifically towards the challenges of the lifestyle. There's some good bits of wisdom about getting out of your own head and your own way, and a I think a f...

    After Adam's appearance on Debbie Milman's podcast (Design Matters, really awesome podcast, give it a listen ;) ) I was really looking forward to reading this book and consuming all the wisdom in it. I couldn't help but feel a bit underwhelmed by this book. All the pieces are so short ...

    Awesome guide book and pep talk for people trying to make a living as an artist or working on a side hustle or pursuing any kind of art. I loved the format: each section ordered in a neat list with a brief but punchy blurb on each page. Pithy but powerful. As an object, the book is...

    Very quick read. You can read it in a sitting or contemplate each morsel. The beauty is that the information is not new to creatives, but it helps to be reminded how great tapping into that creativity can be. This will be a permanent fixture in my writing bag for those times when qu...

    It's brilliant how a book of this size can help you a lot to understand that being creative is a work that sometimes needs to be reinforced to keep you in the path. There are simple rules to follow being honest and a good version of yourself. Just to keep it on hand. ...

    Inspiring, motivational and the kick up the bum you need to get going! I bought 2 copies, one for myself and one to give my sister, as we are both unhappy in our jobs and long to make our passion projects our full time careers! ...

    Me Kurtz? writing style is blunt, conversational, witty and self-deprecating. It is a very small book you can read in minutes, but that will stay with you. Full of the types of things we need to remind ourselves from time to time. I will be sharing my copy immediately. Thanks Adam! ...

    Wanted to love it but found it a bit underwhelming with nothing startling or new (as a freelance creative writer for 6+ years), but it was easy to read and will look forward to passing on to someone new to the game! ...

    A little book with some amazing advice inside for any type of creative! I loved how this book was set up in little sections with just quick anecdotes that get the point across. I will be picking up a copy of this to keep at home so I can read it when I'm feeling down about my creative ...

    A great pep talk to read as 2017 ended and 2018 began. ...

    Very nice but I wish it was longer ...

    3.5 stars There's a lot of good inspiration in this little volume, but the design (with an all-caps font) kind of felt like I was being yelled at the whole time. ...

    Very right place, right time book for me. So qt and honestly helpful overall. Also shout out to that WFH chapter.??? 4.5! ...

  • Diana Band
    Oct 09, 2017

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book ...

    This book is just what I needed because I realized a while ago that I was becoming a negative person overcome by all the bad things happening around me and in the world. It was hard to see the goodness day-to-day and I did not like the person I was becoming. I have been practicing re-f...

    (ARC from publisher) I found the advice mostly obvious, and the voice a bit too jargon-y/commercial-art-y for my tastes. YMMV. But since what I want from self-help-y books is novel insight and/or eloquent prose, I wasn't thrilled with this one. ...

    I get so much out of reminders like these. And although I still look askance at the word "creative" used as a noun, a lot of this advice really spoke to me, especially "be more of your own best" and "maybe try trying." I really liked the Acknowledgments, the "Working with Friends &...

    "Sometimes, some of us, maybe, possibly, talk about doing things & then don't do them. Hold yourself accountable for your fresh start. Don't let planning the thing trick your brain into thinking you've done it." There are lessons we've known by heart for years and end up forgett...

    For the exhausted full-time employee and full-time passionate. I was in love with this quick and witty read. After a year slump with my art I'm fjnally getting back into the swing of things but in the process, juggling a full-time day job (with a lot of extra overtime). I admit some...

    I am not a big fan of self-help books with their rose-colored quotes and shallow advice, but I like this little book of "Life Advice for Creatives" with its stiff little pages and pops of color. It is stylish, looks simple at the surface but offers a clear-eyed view of the ups and down...

    This one didn't quite resonate with me as much as Austin Kleon's similar books, but I definitely recommend it as a quick and energizing pep talk for creatives who feel stuck. It'll get the wheels moving again. :-) ...

    Good life advice for any humans doing anything! ...

    I have been a fan of Adam J Kurtz's work since "1 Page at A Time" and I have been a fan of his column for a while. This book came while I was struggling with my own creative endeavors, and I purchased it in the desperate hope that it would alleviate my worries. It didn't. But it fairne...

    Creativity ?self-help? books are the new poetry anthology, everyone is writing one and they?re almost all the same regurgitated crap. Plus, the author gave his own book a 5-star review and obviously thinks way too highly of himself. ...

    A good book to have in your collection as a reminder and motivation aid, but there is nothing ground breaking or profound here. ...

    Read this for work, but was happy to do it, for selfish reasons. As a creative professional, it's nice to get some advice geared specifically towards the challenges of the lifestyle. There's some good bits of wisdom about getting out of your own head and your own way, and a I think a f...

  • Danielle
    Dec 31, 2017

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book ...

    This book is just what I needed because I realized a while ago that I was becoming a negative person overcome by all the bad things happening around me and in the world. It was hard to see the goodness day-to-day and I did not like the person I was becoming. I have been practicing re-f...

    (ARC from publisher) I found the advice mostly obvious, and the voice a bit too jargon-y/commercial-art-y for my tastes. YMMV. But since what I want from self-help-y books is novel insight and/or eloquent prose, I wasn't thrilled with this one. ...

    I get so much out of reminders like these. And although I still look askance at the word "creative" used as a noun, a lot of this advice really spoke to me, especially "be more of your own best" and "maybe try trying." I really liked the Acknowledgments, the "Working with Friends &...

    "Sometimes, some of us, maybe, possibly, talk about doing things & then don't do them. Hold yourself accountable for your fresh start. Don't let planning the thing trick your brain into thinking you've done it." There are lessons we've known by heart for years and end up forgett...

    For the exhausted full-time employee and full-time passionate. I was in love with this quick and witty read. After a year slump with my art I'm fjnally getting back into the swing of things but in the process, juggling a full-time day job (with a lot of extra overtime). I admit some...

    I am not a big fan of self-help books with their rose-colored quotes and shallow advice, but I like this little book of "Life Advice for Creatives" with its stiff little pages and pops of color. It is stylish, looks simple at the surface but offers a clear-eyed view of the ups and down...

    This one didn't quite resonate with me as much as Austin Kleon's similar books, but I definitely recommend it as a quick and energizing pep talk for creatives who feel stuck. It'll get the wheels moving again. :-) ...

    Good life advice for any humans doing anything! ...

    I have been a fan of Adam J Kurtz's work since "1 Page at A Time" and I have been a fan of his column for a while. This book came while I was struggling with my own creative endeavors, and I purchased it in the desperate hope that it would alleviate my worries. It didn't. But it fairne...

    Creativity ?self-help? books are the new poetry anthology, everyone is writing one and they?re almost all the same regurgitated crap. Plus, the author gave his own book a 5-star review and obviously thinks way too highly of himself. ...

    A good book to have in your collection as a reminder and motivation aid, but there is nothing ground breaking or profound here. ...

    Read this for work, but was happy to do it, for selfish reasons. As a creative professional, it's nice to get some advice geared specifically towards the challenges of the lifestyle. There's some good bits of wisdom about getting out of your own head and your own way, and a I think a f...

    After Adam's appearance on Debbie Milman's podcast (Design Matters, really awesome podcast, give it a listen ;) ) I was really looking forward to reading this book and consuming all the wisdom in it. I couldn't help but feel a bit underwhelmed by this book. All the pieces are so short ...

    Awesome guide book and pep talk for people trying to make a living as an artist or working on a side hustle or pursuing any kind of art. I loved the format: each section ordered in a neat list with a brief but punchy blurb on each page. Pithy but powerful. As an object, the book is...

    Very quick read. You can read it in a sitting or contemplate each morsel. The beauty is that the information is not new to creatives, but it helps to be reminded how great tapping into that creativity can be. This will be a permanent fixture in my writing bag for those times when qu...

    It's brilliant how a book of this size can help you a lot to understand that being creative is a work that sometimes needs to be reinforced to keep you in the path. There are simple rules to follow being honest and a good version of yourself. Just to keep it on hand. ...

    Inspiring, motivational and the kick up the bum you need to get going! I bought 2 copies, one for myself and one to give my sister, as we are both unhappy in our jobs and long to make our passion projects our full time careers! ...

    Me Kurtz? writing style is blunt, conversational, witty and self-deprecating. It is a very small book you can read in minutes, but that will stay with you. Full of the types of things we need to remind ourselves from time to time. I will be sharing my copy immediately. Thanks Adam! ...

    Wanted to love it but found it a bit underwhelming with nothing startling or new (as a freelance creative writer for 6+ years), but it was easy to read and will look forward to passing on to someone new to the game! ...

    A little book with some amazing advice inside for any type of creative! I loved how this book was set up in little sections with just quick anecdotes that get the point across. I will be picking up a copy of this to keep at home so I can read it when I'm feeling down about my creative ...

    A great pep talk to read as 2017 ended and 2018 began. ...

  • Lizzy // The Bookish Unicorn
    Dec 06, 2017

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book ...

    This book is just what I needed because I realized a while ago that I was becoming a negative person overcome by all the bad things happening around me and in the world. It was hard to see the goodness day-to-day and I did not like the person I was becoming. I have been practicing re-f...

    (ARC from publisher) I found the advice mostly obvious, and the voice a bit too jargon-y/commercial-art-y for my tastes. YMMV. But since what I want from self-help-y books is novel insight and/or eloquent prose, I wasn't thrilled with this one. ...

    I get so much out of reminders like these. And although I still look askance at the word "creative" used as a noun, a lot of this advice really spoke to me, especially "be more of your own best" and "maybe try trying." I really liked the Acknowledgments, the "Working with Friends &...

    "Sometimes, some of us, maybe, possibly, talk about doing things & then don't do them. Hold yourself accountable for your fresh start. Don't let planning the thing trick your brain into thinking you've done it." There are lessons we've known by heart for years and end up forgett...

    For the exhausted full-time employee and full-time passionate. I was in love with this quick and witty read. After a year slump with my art I'm fjnally getting back into the swing of things but in the process, juggling a full-time day job (with a lot of extra overtime). I admit some...

    I am not a big fan of self-help books with their rose-colored quotes and shallow advice, but I like this little book of "Life Advice for Creatives" with its stiff little pages and pops of color. It is stylish, looks simple at the surface but offers a clear-eyed view of the ups and down...

    This one didn't quite resonate with me as much as Austin Kleon's similar books, but I definitely recommend it as a quick and energizing pep talk for creatives who feel stuck. It'll get the wheels moving again. :-) ...

    Good life advice for any humans doing anything! ...

    I have been a fan of Adam J Kurtz's work since "1 Page at A Time" and I have been a fan of his column for a while. This book came while I was struggling with my own creative endeavors, and I purchased it in the desperate hope that it would alleviate my worries. It didn't. But it fairne...

    Creativity ?self-help? books are the new poetry anthology, everyone is writing one and they?re almost all the same regurgitated crap. Plus, the author gave his own book a 5-star review and obviously thinks way too highly of himself. ...

    A good book to have in your collection as a reminder and motivation aid, but there is nothing ground breaking or profound here. ...

    Read this for work, but was happy to do it, for selfish reasons. As a creative professional, it's nice to get some advice geared specifically towards the challenges of the lifestyle. There's some good bits of wisdom about getting out of your own head and your own way, and a I think a f...

    After Adam's appearance on Debbie Milman's podcast (Design Matters, really awesome podcast, give it a listen ;) ) I was really looking forward to reading this book and consuming all the wisdom in it. I couldn't help but feel a bit underwhelmed by this book. All the pieces are so short ...

    Awesome guide book and pep talk for people trying to make a living as an artist or working on a side hustle or pursuing any kind of art. I loved the format: each section ordered in a neat list with a brief but punchy blurb on each page. Pithy but powerful. As an object, the book is...

    Very quick read. You can read it in a sitting or contemplate each morsel. The beauty is that the information is not new to creatives, but it helps to be reminded how great tapping into that creativity can be. This will be a permanent fixture in my writing bag for those times when qu...

    It's brilliant how a book of this size can help you a lot to understand that being creative is a work that sometimes needs to be reinforced to keep you in the path. There are simple rules to follow being honest and a good version of yourself. Just to keep it on hand. ...

    Inspiring, motivational and the kick up the bum you need to get going! I bought 2 copies, one for myself and one to give my sister, as we are both unhappy in our jobs and long to make our passion projects our full time careers! ...

    Me Kurtz? writing style is blunt, conversational, witty and self-deprecating. It is a very small book you can read in minutes, but that will stay with you. Full of the types of things we need to remind ourselves from time to time. I will be sharing my copy immediately. Thanks Adam! ...

    Wanted to love it but found it a bit underwhelming with nothing startling or new (as a freelance creative writer for 6+ years), but it was easy to read and will look forward to passing on to someone new to the game! ...

    A little book with some amazing advice inside for any type of creative! I loved how this book was set up in little sections with just quick anecdotes that get the point across. I will be picking up a copy of this to keep at home so I can read it when I'm feeling down about my creative ...

  • Gerardo Mendoza
    Jan 26, 2018

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book ...

    This book is just what I needed because I realized a while ago that I was becoming a negative person overcome by all the bad things happening around me and in the world. It was hard to see the goodness day-to-day and I did not like the person I was becoming. I have been practicing re-f...

    (ARC from publisher) I found the advice mostly obvious, and the voice a bit too jargon-y/commercial-art-y for my tastes. YMMV. But since what I want from self-help-y books is novel insight and/or eloquent prose, I wasn't thrilled with this one. ...

    I get so much out of reminders like these. And although I still look askance at the word "creative" used as a noun, a lot of this advice really spoke to me, especially "be more of your own best" and "maybe try trying." I really liked the Acknowledgments, the "Working with Friends &...

    "Sometimes, some of us, maybe, possibly, talk about doing things & then don't do them. Hold yourself accountable for your fresh start. Don't let planning the thing trick your brain into thinking you've done it." There are lessons we've known by heart for years and end up forgett...

    For the exhausted full-time employee and full-time passionate. I was in love with this quick and witty read. After a year slump with my art I'm fjnally getting back into the swing of things but in the process, juggling a full-time day job (with a lot of extra overtime). I admit some...

    I am not a big fan of self-help books with their rose-colored quotes and shallow advice, but I like this little book of "Life Advice for Creatives" with its stiff little pages and pops of color. It is stylish, looks simple at the surface but offers a clear-eyed view of the ups and down...

    This one didn't quite resonate with me as much as Austin Kleon's similar books, but I definitely recommend it as a quick and energizing pep talk for creatives who feel stuck. It'll get the wheels moving again. :-) ...

    Good life advice for any humans doing anything! ...

    I have been a fan of Adam J Kurtz's work since "1 Page at A Time" and I have been a fan of his column for a while. This book came while I was struggling with my own creative endeavors, and I purchased it in the desperate hope that it would alleviate my worries. It didn't. But it fairne...

    Creativity ?self-help? books are the new poetry anthology, everyone is writing one and they?re almost all the same regurgitated crap. Plus, the author gave his own book a 5-star review and obviously thinks way too highly of himself. ...

    A good book to have in your collection as a reminder and motivation aid, but there is nothing ground breaking or profound here. ...

    Read this for work, but was happy to do it, for selfish reasons. As a creative professional, it's nice to get some advice geared specifically towards the challenges of the lifestyle. There's some good bits of wisdom about getting out of your own head and your own way, and a I think a f...

    After Adam's appearance on Debbie Milman's podcast (Design Matters, really awesome podcast, give it a listen ;) ) I was really looking forward to reading this book and consuming all the wisdom in it. I couldn't help but feel a bit underwhelmed by this book. All the pieces are so short ...

    Awesome guide book and pep talk for people trying to make a living as an artist or working on a side hustle or pursuing any kind of art. I loved the format: each section ordered in a neat list with a brief but punchy blurb on each page. Pithy but powerful. As an object, the book is...

    Very quick read. You can read it in a sitting or contemplate each morsel. The beauty is that the information is not new to creatives, but it helps to be reminded how great tapping into that creativity can be. This will be a permanent fixture in my writing bag for those times when qu...

    It's brilliant how a book of this size can help you a lot to understand that being creative is a work that sometimes needs to be reinforced to keep you in the path. There are simple rules to follow being honest and a good version of yourself. Just to keep it on hand. ...

  • Frances Thompson
    Dec 05, 2017

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book ...

    This book is just what I needed because I realized a while ago that I was becoming a negative person overcome by all the bad things happening around me and in the world. It was hard to see the goodness day-to-day and I did not like the person I was becoming. I have been practicing re-f...

    (ARC from publisher) I found the advice mostly obvious, and the voice a bit too jargon-y/commercial-art-y for my tastes. YMMV. But since what I want from self-help-y books is novel insight and/or eloquent prose, I wasn't thrilled with this one. ...

    I get so much out of reminders like these. And although I still look askance at the word "creative" used as a noun, a lot of this advice really spoke to me, especially "be more of your own best" and "maybe try trying." I really liked the Acknowledgments, the "Working with Friends &...

    "Sometimes, some of us, maybe, possibly, talk about doing things & then don't do them. Hold yourself accountable for your fresh start. Don't let planning the thing trick your brain into thinking you've done it." There are lessons we've known by heart for years and end up forgett...

    For the exhausted full-time employee and full-time passionate. I was in love with this quick and witty read. After a year slump with my art I'm fjnally getting back into the swing of things but in the process, juggling a full-time day job (with a lot of extra overtime). I admit some...

    I am not a big fan of self-help books with their rose-colored quotes and shallow advice, but I like this little book of "Life Advice for Creatives" with its stiff little pages and pops of color. It is stylish, looks simple at the surface but offers a clear-eyed view of the ups and down...

    This one didn't quite resonate with me as much as Austin Kleon's similar books, but I definitely recommend it as a quick and energizing pep talk for creatives who feel stuck. It'll get the wheels moving again. :-) ...

    Good life advice for any humans doing anything! ...

    I have been a fan of Adam J Kurtz's work since "1 Page at A Time" and I have been a fan of his column for a while. This book came while I was struggling with my own creative endeavors, and I purchased it in the desperate hope that it would alleviate my worries. It didn't. But it fairne...

    Creativity ?self-help? books are the new poetry anthology, everyone is writing one and they?re almost all the same regurgitated crap. Plus, the author gave his own book a 5-star review and obviously thinks way too highly of himself. ...

    A good book to have in your collection as a reminder and motivation aid, but there is nothing ground breaking or profound here. ...

    Read this for work, but was happy to do it, for selfish reasons. As a creative professional, it's nice to get some advice geared specifically towards the challenges of the lifestyle. There's some good bits of wisdom about getting out of your own head and your own way, and a I think a f...

    After Adam's appearance on Debbie Milman's podcast (Design Matters, really awesome podcast, give it a listen ;) ) I was really looking forward to reading this book and consuming all the wisdom in it. I couldn't help but feel a bit underwhelmed by this book. All the pieces are so short ...

    Awesome guide book and pep talk for people trying to make a living as an artist or working on a side hustle or pursuing any kind of art. I loved the format: each section ordered in a neat list with a brief but punchy blurb on each page. Pithy but powerful. As an object, the book is...

    Very quick read. You can read it in a sitting or contemplate each morsel. The beauty is that the information is not new to creatives, but it helps to be reminded how great tapping into that creativity can be. This will be a permanent fixture in my writing bag for those times when qu...

    It's brilliant how a book of this size can help you a lot to understand that being creative is a work that sometimes needs to be reinforced to keep you in the path. There are simple rules to follow being honest and a good version of yourself. Just to keep it on hand. ...

    Inspiring, motivational and the kick up the bum you need to get going! I bought 2 copies, one for myself and one to give my sister, as we are both unhappy in our jobs and long to make our passion projects our full time careers! ...

    Me Kurtz? writing style is blunt, conversational, witty and self-deprecating. It is a very small book you can read in minutes, but that will stay with you. Full of the types of things we need to remind ourselves from time to time. I will be sharing my copy immediately. Thanks Adam! ...

    Wanted to love it but found it a bit underwhelming with nothing startling or new (as a freelance creative writer for 6+ years), but it was easy to read and will look forward to passing on to someone new to the game! ...

  • Becky
    Oct 16, 2017

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book ...

    This book is just what I needed because I realized a while ago that I was becoming a negative person overcome by all the bad things happening around me and in the world. It was hard to see the goodness day-to-day and I did not like the person I was becoming. I have been practicing re-f...

    (ARC from publisher) I found the advice mostly obvious, and the voice a bit too jargon-y/commercial-art-y for my tastes. YMMV. But since what I want from self-help-y books is novel insight and/or eloquent prose, I wasn't thrilled with this one. ...

    I get so much out of reminders like these. And although I still look askance at the word "creative" used as a noun, a lot of this advice really spoke to me, especially "be more of your own best" and "maybe try trying." I really liked the Acknowledgments, the "Working with Friends &...

    "Sometimes, some of us, maybe, possibly, talk about doing things & then don't do them. Hold yourself accountable for your fresh start. Don't let planning the thing trick your brain into thinking you've done it." There are lessons we've known by heart for years and end up forgett...

    For the exhausted full-time employee and full-time passionate. I was in love with this quick and witty read. After a year slump with my art I'm fjnally getting back into the swing of things but in the process, juggling a full-time day job (with a lot of extra overtime). I admit some...

    I am not a big fan of self-help books with their rose-colored quotes and shallow advice, but I like this little book of "Life Advice for Creatives" with its stiff little pages and pops of color. It is stylish, looks simple at the surface but offers a clear-eyed view of the ups and down...

    This one didn't quite resonate with me as much as Austin Kleon's similar books, but I definitely recommend it as a quick and energizing pep talk for creatives who feel stuck. It'll get the wheels moving again. :-) ...

    Good life advice for any humans doing anything! ...

  • Beatriz Andrea Fernandez
    Oct 10, 2017

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book ...

    This book is just what I needed because I realized a while ago that I was becoming a negative person overcome by all the bad things happening around me and in the world. It was hard to see the goodness day-to-day and I did not like the person I was becoming. I have been practicing re-f...

    (ARC from publisher) I found the advice mostly obvious, and the voice a bit too jargon-y/commercial-art-y for my tastes. YMMV. But since what I want from self-help-y books is novel insight and/or eloquent prose, I wasn't thrilled with this one. ...

    I get so much out of reminders like these. And although I still look askance at the word "creative" used as a noun, a lot of this advice really spoke to me, especially "be more of your own best" and "maybe try trying." I really liked the Acknowledgments, the "Working with Friends &...

    "Sometimes, some of us, maybe, possibly, talk about doing things & then don't do them. Hold yourself accountable for your fresh start. Don't let planning the thing trick your brain into thinking you've done it." There are lessons we've known by heart for years and end up forgett...

    For the exhausted full-time employee and full-time passionate. I was in love with this quick and witty read. After a year slump with my art I'm fjnally getting back into the swing of things but in the process, juggling a full-time day job (with a lot of extra overtime). I admit some...

    I am not a big fan of self-help books with their rose-colored quotes and shallow advice, but I like this little book of "Life Advice for Creatives" with its stiff little pages and pops of color. It is stylish, looks simple at the surface but offers a clear-eyed view of the ups and down...

    This one didn't quite resonate with me as much as Austin Kleon's similar books, but I definitely recommend it as a quick and energizing pep talk for creatives who feel stuck. It'll get the wheels moving again. :-) ...

    Good life advice for any humans doing anything! ...

    I have been a fan of Adam J Kurtz's work since "1 Page at A Time" and I have been a fan of his column for a while. This book came while I was struggling with my own creative endeavors, and I purchased it in the desperate hope that it would alleviate my worries. It didn't. But it fairne...

  • Britten Thompson
    Oct 26, 2017

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book ...

    This book is just what I needed because I realized a while ago that I was becoming a negative person overcome by all the bad things happening around me and in the world. It was hard to see the goodness day-to-day and I did not like the person I was becoming. I have been practicing re-f...

    (ARC from publisher) I found the advice mostly obvious, and the voice a bit too jargon-y/commercial-art-y for my tastes. YMMV. But since what I want from self-help-y books is novel insight and/or eloquent prose, I wasn't thrilled with this one. ...

    I get so much out of reminders like these. And although I still look askance at the word "creative" used as a noun, a lot of this advice really spoke to me, especially "be more of your own best" and "maybe try trying." I really liked the Acknowledgments, the "Working with Friends &...

    "Sometimes, some of us, maybe, possibly, talk about doing things & then don't do them. Hold yourself accountable for your fresh start. Don't let planning the thing trick your brain into thinking you've done it." There are lessons we've known by heart for years and end up forgett...

    For the exhausted full-time employee and full-time passionate. I was in love with this quick and witty read. After a year slump with my art I'm fjnally getting back into the swing of things but in the process, juggling a full-time day job (with a lot of extra overtime). I admit some...

    I am not a big fan of self-help books with their rose-colored quotes and shallow advice, but I like this little book of "Life Advice for Creatives" with its stiff little pages and pops of color. It is stylish, looks simple at the surface but offers a clear-eyed view of the ups and down...

    This one didn't quite resonate with me as much as Austin Kleon's similar books, but I definitely recommend it as a quick and energizing pep talk for creatives who feel stuck. It'll get the wheels moving again. :-) ...

    Good life advice for any humans doing anything! ...

    I have been a fan of Adam J Kurtz's work since "1 Page at A Time" and I have been a fan of his column for a while. This book came while I was struggling with my own creative endeavors, and I purchased it in the desperate hope that it would alleviate my worries. It didn't. But it fairne...

    Creativity ?self-help? books are the new poetry anthology, everyone is writing one and they?re almost all the same regurgitated crap. Plus, the author gave his own book a 5-star review and obviously thinks way too highly of himself. ...

    A good book to have in your collection as a reminder and motivation aid, but there is nothing ground breaking or profound here. ...

  • Adam
    Sep 19, 2017

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

  • Kaylea Stoeltzing
    Jan 20, 2018

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book ...

    This book is just what I needed because I realized a while ago that I was becoming a negative person overcome by all the bad things happening around me and in the world. It was hard to see the goodness day-to-day and I did not like the person I was becoming. I have been practicing re-f...

    (ARC from publisher) I found the advice mostly obvious, and the voice a bit too jargon-y/commercial-art-y for my tastes. YMMV. But since what I want from self-help-y books is novel insight and/or eloquent prose, I wasn't thrilled with this one. ...

    I get so much out of reminders like these. And although I still look askance at the word "creative" used as a noun, a lot of this advice really spoke to me, especially "be more of your own best" and "maybe try trying." I really liked the Acknowledgments, the "Working with Friends &...

    "Sometimes, some of us, maybe, possibly, talk about doing things & then don't do them. Hold yourself accountable for your fresh start. Don't let planning the thing trick your brain into thinking you've done it." There are lessons we've known by heart for years and end up forgett...

    For the exhausted full-time employee and full-time passionate. I was in love with this quick and witty read. After a year slump with my art I'm fjnally getting back into the swing of things but in the process, juggling a full-time day job (with a lot of extra overtime). I admit some...

  • Livia
    Jan 29, 2018

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book ...

    This book is just what I needed because I realized a while ago that I was becoming a negative person overcome by all the bad things happening around me and in the world. It was hard to see the goodness day-to-day and I did not like the person I was becoming. I have been practicing re-f...

    (ARC from publisher) I found the advice mostly obvious, and the voice a bit too jargon-y/commercial-art-y for my tastes. YMMV. But since what I want from self-help-y books is novel insight and/or eloquent prose, I wasn't thrilled with this one. ...

    I get so much out of reminders like these. And although I still look askance at the word "creative" used as a noun, a lot of this advice really spoke to me, especially "be more of your own best" and "maybe try trying." I really liked the Acknowledgments, the "Working with Friends &...

    "Sometimes, some of us, maybe, possibly, talk about doing things & then don't do them. Hold yourself accountable for your fresh start. Don't let planning the thing trick your brain into thinking you've done it." There are lessons we've known by heart for years and end up forgett...

    For the exhausted full-time employee and full-time passionate. I was in love with this quick and witty read. After a year slump with my art I'm fjnally getting back into the swing of things but in the process, juggling a full-time day job (with a lot of extra overtime). I admit some...

    I am not a big fan of self-help books with their rose-colored quotes and shallow advice, but I like this little book of "Life Advice for Creatives" with its stiff little pages and pops of color. It is stylish, looks simple at the surface but offers a clear-eyed view of the ups and down...

    This one didn't quite resonate with me as much as Austin Kleon's similar books, but I definitely recommend it as a quick and energizing pep talk for creatives who feel stuck. It'll get the wheels moving again. :-) ...

    Good life advice for any humans doing anything! ...

    I have been a fan of Adam J Kurtz's work since "1 Page at A Time" and I have been a fan of his column for a while. This book came while I was struggling with my own creative endeavors, and I purchased it in the desperate hope that it would alleviate my worries. It didn't. But it fairne...

    Creativity ?self-help? books are the new poetry anthology, everyone is writing one and they?re almost all the same regurgitated crap. Plus, the author gave his own book a 5-star review and obviously thinks way too highly of himself. ...

    A good book to have in your collection as a reminder and motivation aid, but there is nothing ground breaking or profound here. ...

    Read this for work, but was happy to do it, for selfish reasons. As a creative professional, it's nice to get some advice geared specifically towards the challenges of the lifestyle. There's some good bits of wisdom about getting out of your own head and your own way, and a I think a f...

    After Adam's appearance on Debbie Milman's podcast (Design Matters, really awesome podcast, give it a listen ;) ) I was really looking forward to reading this book and consuming all the wisdom in it. I couldn't help but feel a bit underwhelmed by this book. All the pieces are so short ...

    Awesome guide book and pep talk for people trying to make a living as an artist or working on a side hustle or pursuing any kind of art. I loved the format: each section ordered in a neat list with a brief but punchy blurb on each page. Pithy but powerful. As an object, the book is...

    Very quick read. You can read it in a sitting or contemplate each morsel. The beauty is that the information is not new to creatives, but it helps to be reminded how great tapping into that creativity can be. This will be a permanent fixture in my writing bag for those times when qu...

    It's brilliant how a book of this size can help you a lot to understand that being creative is a work that sometimes needs to be reinforced to keep you in the path. There are simple rules to follow being honest and a good version of yourself. Just to keep it on hand. ...

    Inspiring, motivational and the kick up the bum you need to get going! I bought 2 copies, one for myself and one to give my sister, as we are both unhappy in our jobs and long to make our passion projects our full time careers! ...

    Me Kurtz? writing style is blunt, conversational, witty and self-deprecating. It is a very small book you can read in minutes, but that will stay with you. Full of the types of things we need to remind ourselves from time to time. I will be sharing my copy immediately. Thanks Adam! ...

    Wanted to love it but found it a bit underwhelming with nothing startling or new (as a freelance creative writer for 6+ years), but it was easy to read and will look forward to passing on to someone new to the game! ...

    A little book with some amazing advice inside for any type of creative! I loved how this book was set up in little sections with just quick anecdotes that get the point across. I will be picking up a copy of this to keep at home so I can read it when I'm feeling down about my creative ...

    A great pep talk to read as 2017 ended and 2018 began. ...

    Very nice but I wish it was longer ...

    3.5 stars There's a lot of good inspiration in this little volume, but the design (with an all-caps font) kind of felt like I was being yelled at the whole time. ...

    Very right place, right time book for me. So qt and honestly helpful overall. Also shout out to that WFH chapter.??? 4.5! ...

    Cute presentation--very "on the table at Urban Outfitters" type of book. Kurtz has many good points in here, but giving advice for the umbrella term "creative" forces any pointers to be quite vague. ...

  • Alexis Johnson
    Nov 13, 2017

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book ...

    This book is just what I needed because I realized a while ago that I was becoming a negative person overcome by all the bad things happening around me and in the world. It was hard to see the goodness day-to-day and I did not like the person I was becoming. I have been practicing re-f...

    (ARC from publisher) I found the advice mostly obvious, and the voice a bit too jargon-y/commercial-art-y for my tastes. YMMV. But since what I want from self-help-y books is novel insight and/or eloquent prose, I wasn't thrilled with this one. ...

    I get so much out of reminders like these. And although I still look askance at the word "creative" used as a noun, a lot of this advice really spoke to me, especially "be more of your own best" and "maybe try trying." I really liked the Acknowledgments, the "Working with Friends &...

    "Sometimes, some of us, maybe, possibly, talk about doing things & then don't do them. Hold yourself accountable for your fresh start. Don't let planning the thing trick your brain into thinking you've done it." There are lessons we've known by heart for years and end up forgett...

    For the exhausted full-time employee and full-time passionate. I was in love with this quick and witty read. After a year slump with my art I'm fjnally getting back into the swing of things but in the process, juggling a full-time day job (with a lot of extra overtime). I admit some...

    I am not a big fan of self-help books with their rose-colored quotes and shallow advice, but I like this little book of "Life Advice for Creatives" with its stiff little pages and pops of color. It is stylish, looks simple at the surface but offers a clear-eyed view of the ups and down...

    This one didn't quite resonate with me as much as Austin Kleon's similar books, but I definitely recommend it as a quick and energizing pep talk for creatives who feel stuck. It'll get the wheels moving again. :-) ...

  • Castle Spooktacular
    Jan 25, 2018

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book ...

    This book is just what I needed because I realized a while ago that I was becoming a negative person overcome by all the bad things happening around me and in the world. It was hard to see the goodness day-to-day and I did not like the person I was becoming. I have been practicing re-f...

    (ARC from publisher) I found the advice mostly obvious, and the voice a bit too jargon-y/commercial-art-y for my tastes. YMMV. But since what I want from self-help-y books is novel insight and/or eloquent prose, I wasn't thrilled with this one. ...

    I get so much out of reminders like these. And although I still look askance at the word "creative" used as a noun, a lot of this advice really spoke to me, especially "be more of your own best" and "maybe try trying." I really liked the Acknowledgments, the "Working with Friends &...

    "Sometimes, some of us, maybe, possibly, talk about doing things & then don't do them. Hold yourself accountable for your fresh start. Don't let planning the thing trick your brain into thinking you've done it." There are lessons we've known by heart for years and end up forgett...

    For the exhausted full-time employee and full-time passionate. I was in love with this quick and witty read. After a year slump with my art I'm fjnally getting back into the swing of things but in the process, juggling a full-time day job (with a lot of extra overtime). I admit some...

    I am not a big fan of self-help books with their rose-colored quotes and shallow advice, but I like this little book of "Life Advice for Creatives" with its stiff little pages and pops of color. It is stylish, looks simple at the surface but offers a clear-eyed view of the ups and down...

    This one didn't quite resonate with me as much as Austin Kleon's similar books, but I definitely recommend it as a quick and energizing pep talk for creatives who feel stuck. It'll get the wheels moving again. :-) ...

    Good life advice for any humans doing anything! ...

    I have been a fan of Adam J Kurtz's work since "1 Page at A Time" and I have been a fan of his column for a while. This book came while I was struggling with my own creative endeavors, and I purchased it in the desperate hope that it would alleviate my worries. It didn't. But it fairne...

    Creativity ?self-help? books are the new poetry anthology, everyone is writing one and they?re almost all the same regurgitated crap. Plus, the author gave his own book a 5-star review and obviously thinks way too highly of himself. ...

    A good book to have in your collection as a reminder and motivation aid, but there is nothing ground breaking or profound here. ...

    Read this for work, but was happy to do it, for selfish reasons. As a creative professional, it's nice to get some advice geared specifically towards the challenges of the lifestyle. There's some good bits of wisdom about getting out of your own head and your own way, and a I think a f...

    After Adam's appearance on Debbie Milman's podcast (Design Matters, really awesome podcast, give it a listen ;) ) I was really looking forward to reading this book and consuming all the wisdom in it. I couldn't help but feel a bit underwhelmed by this book. All the pieces are so short ...

    Awesome guide book and pep talk for people trying to make a living as an artist or working on a side hustle or pursuing any kind of art. I loved the format: each section ordered in a neat list with a brief but punchy blurb on each page. Pithy but powerful. As an object, the book is...

    Very quick read. You can read it in a sitting or contemplate each morsel. The beauty is that the information is not new to creatives, but it helps to be reminded how great tapping into that creativity can be. This will be a permanent fixture in my writing bag for those times when qu...

    It's brilliant how a book of this size can help you a lot to understand that being creative is a work that sometimes needs to be reinforced to keep you in the path. There are simple rules to follow being honest and a good version of yourself. Just to keep it on hand. ...

    Inspiring, motivational and the kick up the bum you need to get going! I bought 2 copies, one for myself and one to give my sister, as we are both unhappy in our jobs and long to make our passion projects our full time careers! ...

    Me Kurtz? writing style is blunt, conversational, witty and self-deprecating. It is a very small book you can read in minutes, but that will stay with you. Full of the types of things we need to remind ourselves from time to time. I will be sharing my copy immediately. Thanks Adam! ...

    Wanted to love it but found it a bit underwhelming with nothing startling or new (as a freelance creative writer for 6+ years), but it was easy to read and will look forward to passing on to someone new to the game! ...

    A little book with some amazing advice inside for any type of creative! I loved how this book was set up in little sections with just quick anecdotes that get the point across. I will be picking up a copy of this to keep at home so I can read it when I'm feeling down about my creative ...

    A great pep talk to read as 2017 ended and 2018 began. ...

    Very nice but I wish it was longer ...

    3.5 stars There's a lot of good inspiration in this little volume, but the design (with an all-caps font) kind of felt like I was being yelled at the whole time. ...

    Very right place, right time book for me. So qt and honestly helpful overall. Also shout out to that WFH chapter.??? 4.5! ...

    Cute presentation--very "on the table at Urban Outfitters" type of book. Kurtz has many good points in here, but giving advice for the umbrella term "creative" forces any pointers to be quite vague. ...

    a short little read! overall, pretty good. not sure if it had life changing concepts, but felt like an oldie, but goodie. ...

  • Katie
    Oct 17, 2017

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book ...

    This book is just what I needed because I realized a while ago that I was becoming a negative person overcome by all the bad things happening around me and in the world. It was hard to see the goodness day-to-day and I did not like the person I was becoming. I have been practicing re-f...

    (ARC from publisher) I found the advice mostly obvious, and the voice a bit too jargon-y/commercial-art-y for my tastes. YMMV. But since what I want from self-help-y books is novel insight and/or eloquent prose, I wasn't thrilled with this one. ...

    I get so much out of reminders like these. And although I still look askance at the word "creative" used as a noun, a lot of this advice really spoke to me, especially "be more of your own best" and "maybe try trying." I really liked the Acknowledgments, the "Working with Friends &...

    "Sometimes, some of us, maybe, possibly, talk about doing things & then don't do them. Hold yourself accountable for your fresh start. Don't let planning the thing trick your brain into thinking you've done it." There are lessons we've known by heart for years and end up forgett...

    For the exhausted full-time employee and full-time passionate. I was in love with this quick and witty read. After a year slump with my art I'm fjnally getting back into the swing of things but in the process, juggling a full-time day job (with a lot of extra overtime). I admit some...

    I am not a big fan of self-help books with their rose-colored quotes and shallow advice, but I like this little book of "Life Advice for Creatives" with its stiff little pages and pops of color. It is stylish, looks simple at the surface but offers a clear-eyed view of the ups and down...

    This one didn't quite resonate with me as much as Austin Kleon's similar books, but I definitely recommend it as a quick and energizing pep talk for creatives who feel stuck. It'll get the wheels moving again. :-) ...

    Good life advice for any humans doing anything! ...

    I have been a fan of Adam J Kurtz's work since "1 Page at A Time" and I have been a fan of his column for a while. This book came while I was struggling with my own creative endeavors, and I purchased it in the desperate hope that it would alleviate my worries. It didn't. But it fairne...

    Creativity ?self-help? books are the new poetry anthology, everyone is writing one and they?re almost all the same regurgitated crap. Plus, the author gave his own book a 5-star review and obviously thinks way too highly of himself. ...

    A good book to have in your collection as a reminder and motivation aid, but there is nothing ground breaking or profound here. ...

    Read this for work, but was happy to do it, for selfish reasons. As a creative professional, it's nice to get some advice geared specifically towards the challenges of the lifestyle. There's some good bits of wisdom about getting out of your own head and your own way, and a I think a f...

    After Adam's appearance on Debbie Milman's podcast (Design Matters, really awesome podcast, give it a listen ;) ) I was really looking forward to reading this book and consuming all the wisdom in it. I couldn't help but feel a bit underwhelmed by this book. All the pieces are so short ...

    Awesome guide book and pep talk for people trying to make a living as an artist or working on a side hustle or pursuing any kind of art. I loved the format: each section ordered in a neat list with a brief but punchy blurb on each page. Pithy but powerful. As an object, the book is...

    Very quick read. You can read it in a sitting or contemplate each morsel. The beauty is that the information is not new to creatives, but it helps to be reminded how great tapping into that creativity can be. This will be a permanent fixture in my writing bag for those times when qu...

    It's brilliant how a book of this size can help you a lot to understand that being creative is a work that sometimes needs to be reinforced to keep you in the path. There are simple rules to follow being honest and a good version of yourself. Just to keep it on hand. ...

    Inspiring, motivational and the kick up the bum you need to get going! I bought 2 copies, one for myself and one to give my sister, as we are both unhappy in our jobs and long to make our passion projects our full time careers! ...

  • Mike Bell
    Dec 27, 2017

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3 ...

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo. Esse aqui é meio que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escrita...

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general...), you'l...

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book ...

    This book is just what I needed because I realized a while ago that I was becoming a negative person overcome by all the bad things happening around me and in the world. It was hard to see the goodness day-to-day and I did not like the person I was becoming. I have been practicing re-f...

    (ARC from publisher) I found the advice mostly obvious, and the voice a bit too jargon-y/commercial-art-y for my tastes. YMMV. But since what I want from self-help-y books is novel insight and/or eloquent prose, I wasn't thrilled with this one. ...

    I get so much out of reminders like these. And although I still look askance at the word "creative" used as a noun, a lot of this advice really spoke to me, especially "be more of your own best" and "maybe try trying." I really liked the Acknowledgments, the "Working with Friends &...

    "Sometimes, some of us, maybe, possibly, talk about doing things & then don't do them. Hold yourself accountable for your fresh start. Don't let planning the thing trick your brain into thinking you've done it." There are lessons we've known by heart for years and end up forgett...

    For the exhausted full-time employee and full-time passionate. I was in love with this quick and witty read. After a year slump with my art I'm fjnally getting back into the swing of things but in the process, juggling a full-time day job (with a lot of extra overtime). I admit some...

    I am not a big fan of self-help books with their rose-colored quotes and shallow advice, but I like this little book of "Life Advice for Creatives" with its stiff little pages and pops of color. It is stylish, looks simple at the surface but offers a clear-eyed view of the ups and down...

    This one didn't quite resonate with me as much as Austin Kleon's similar books, but I definitely recommend it as a quick and energizing pep talk for creatives who feel stuck. It'll get the wheels moving again. :-) ...

    Good life advice for any humans doing anything! ...

    I have been a fan of Adam J Kurtz's work since "1 Page at A Time" and I have been a fan of his column for a while. This book came while I was struggling with my own creative endeavors, and I purchased it in the desperate hope that it would alleviate my worries. It didn't. But it fairne...

    Creativity ?self-help? books are the new poetry anthology, everyone is writing one and they?re almost all the same regurgitated crap. Plus, the author gave his own book a 5-star review and obviously thinks way too highly of himself. ...

    A good book to have in your collection as a reminder and motivation aid, but there is nothing ground breaking or profound here. ...

    Read this for work, but was happy to do it, for selfish reasons. As a creative professional, it's nice to get some advice geared specifically towards the challenges of the lifestyle. There's some good bits of wisdom about getting out of your own head and your own way, and a I think a f...

    After Adam's appearance on Debbie Milman's podcast (Design Matters, really awesome podcast, give it a listen ;) ) I was really looking forward to reading this book and consuming all the wisdom in it. I couldn't help but feel a bit underwhelmed by this book. All the pieces are so short ...

    Awesome guide book and pep talk for people trying to make a living as an artist or working on a side hustle or pursuing any kind of art. I loved the format: each section ordered in a neat list with a brief but punchy blurb on each page. Pithy but powerful. As an object, the book is...

    Very quick read. You can read it in a sitting or contemplate each morsel. The beauty is that the information is not new to creatives, but it helps to be reminded how great tapping into that creativity can be. This will be a permanent fixture in my writing bag for those times when qu...

    It's brilliant how a book of this size can help you a lot to understand that being creative is a work that sometimes needs to be reinforced to keep you in the path. There are simple rules to follow being honest and a good version of yourself. Just to keep it on hand. ...

    Inspiring, motivational and the kick up the bum you need to get going! I bought 2 copies, one for myself and one to give my sister, as we are both unhappy in our jobs and long to make our passion projects our full time careers! ...

    Me Kurtz? writing style is blunt, conversational, witty and self-deprecating. It is a very small book you can read in minutes, but that will stay with you. Full of the types of things we need to remind ourselves from time to time. I will be sharing my copy immediately. Thanks Adam! ...