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Book Review: Real Artists Don’t Starve
Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age
Author: Jeff Goins
Topic: Creativity, Creative prosperity, personal growth, professional development
“Charging what you are worth begins with the belief that you are worth what you charge.”
Real Artists Don’t Starve
I’ve been waiting for this book for over three decades.
The first decades comprised my own agonizing war between creativity and money that saw me struggling to not only do my art without pay, but to pay in order to do my art.
The later decades were full of frustrating conversations within the creative community. In these painful conversations I saw my earlier identity as a starving artist mirrored in different versions with each new generation, especially in the Latino community –where we are already predisposed to being devalued, underpaid and ignored by the mainstream. The same applied to women artists and to other minority artists, until I got into the forums and realized these conversations were the norm among all creatives. Something had to change!
And now this book […]