Dismayed and disillusioned with his career, cartoonist Hugh MacLeod sat at a bar one evening and began doodling on the backs of business cards. The success that followed proves that the path to creative breakthroughs is rarely linear. To you – the writer, the painter or any sort of maker – MacLeod offers myriad tips, including “avoid the watercooler gang” and “find your own shtik,” on how to nurture your creativity while also making a living. getAbstract recommends his suggestions to any professional with a deep itch to create something meaningful.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to nurture your creative instinct;
- How to balance the work and the audience; and
- What constitutes best practices in the categories of work, daily habits and avoidances.
About the Author
Hugh MacLeod is an American-born and UK-educated cartoonist, copywriter, and brand consultant. He began his career in television advertising and currently maintains a strong readership in the blogosphere.