The best way to get started on the path to sharing your work is to think about what you want to learn, and make a commitment to learning it in front of others.
I just finished reading Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered written by Austin Kleon. (You can check out his website by clicking this link.)
Such a fantastic book for creatively minded people! It’s the kind of book that you can pick up and set down over and over again. A good book to have on your nightstand or—dare I say it—in your bathroom. (Yes, I’m a bathroom reader. ) I’d certainly give it away as a gift. It would make a nice graduation present for a budding artist or writer.
I constantly over-think my writing. I’m afraid to share my words and feelings with others. I’ve certainly grown as a person over the years, but my journey seems to be three steps forward, two steps back. Yes, I’m making progress. Slowly. SOOO slowly. This book helped me to realize that what I’m doing DOES have value and I appreciate the author reminding me of this!
Thank you, Austin Kleon, for sharing your ideas!