What I Learned From “Find Your Artistic Voice” By Lisa Congdon

A Book Summary

Neera Mahajan
Authorpreneurs

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Lisa Congdon is an illustrator and author of eight books including Art, Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist. I came across her book Finding Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide To Working Your Creative Magic recently and immediately bought it. But so many times you read a book and forget the message within a few days. So I decided to summarise what I learned from the book. Rather than keeping the notes in my digital folder, I decided to share them with you, my readers.

Although Lisa talks about art, everything she says and every piece of advice she gives can be applied to writing.

#1. Conformity Is For Birds

The book starts with Lisa’s story. When she was a kid, she wanted nothing more than to fit in. She wanted to buy clothes from the same store her friend bought her clothes from, studied with devotion Official Preppy Handbook, and attended the Catholic Mass even though she was not catholic or religious so that she would feel more accepted and be part of the crowd.

But when she was twenty-two years old and moved to San Francisco, and was exposed to art, she realized she was surrounded by diversity. She started to appreciate the value of being different and putting…

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Neera Mahajan
Authorpreneurs

Author of Dare To Create, Eight Steps To Be An Authorpreneur, and How To Write an eBook In One Week | Write Your Book with me in 30 days.