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Start More Than You Can Finish

A Creative Permission Slip to Unleash Your Best Ideas
By Becky Blades
Chronicle Prism
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Master the art of the start with this new way of thinking, with exercises to help you unleash your ideas and create more. In Start More Than You Can Finish, writer, artist, and entrepreneur Becky Blades offers a powerful new min...
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Master the art of the start with this new way of thinking, with exercises to help you unleash your ideas and create more.

In Start More Than You Can Finish, writer, artist, and entrepreneur Becky Blades offers a powerful new mindset for our modern world: acting on more ideas makes us happier – and reveals our highest creativity. She empowers readers to become "stARTists"-- initiators with a bias for action and the courage to ignite ideas--and introduces the concept of "stARTistry," spotlighting the 4-step changemaking process we all use to subconsciously start:

  1. Imagine
  2. Think
  3. Decide
  4. Act

Using digestible data, humorous and honest personal experience, interviews with artists and entrepreneurs, and assignments to help you get started, Start More Than You Can Finish challenges the tropes our dads, moms, and third-grade teachers told us about finishing. In today's world, we must, in fact, start more than we can finish.

FOR READERS OF: Start, Do Work That Matters, Show Your Work!, Do It For Yourself, and The Creative Curve

A BOOK FOR RISING CREATORS: A guilt-free guide for procrastinators to know it's okay to start and not finish their projects. With unlimited outlets for creativity, everyone today can be a creator. A plucky non-fiction creative muse, Start More Than You Can Finish is Austin Kleon meets Elizabeth Gilbert and Julia Cameron meets Daniel Pink.

AN INTRODUCTION TO stARTistry: Get familiar with the 4-step changemaking process that moves creators towards starting. Reminiscent of NaNoWriMo (No Plot, No Problem) and Listography.

ESTABLISHED AUTHOR: Becky Blades speaks regularly on the topic of creativity as a speaker and consultant and she has written articles for Oprah.com, Scary Mommy, and others.

GIFT + SELF PURCHASE: A great gift for a friend or family member who's stuck thinking they don't have time to start . . . including yourself. Discover your start to a new project or idea.

Perfect for:

  • Fans of Austin Kleon, Elizabeth Gilbert, Julia Cameron, Daniel Pink
  • Creators struggling to begin a new project
  • Artists and entrepreneurs looking for creative inspiration
  • Adults searching for a creative spark
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6 x 8 V
Publication Date: 11/01/2022
ISBN: 9781797216133
Becky Blades is a writer, artist, and consultant. Blades wrote and illustrated Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone: Advice Your Mom Would Give If She Thought You Were Listening, which was named a Best Book of 2014 by Kirkus.