Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work presents the idea of human spam. Human spam Kleon says is selling too much of your work and not taking the time to learn about other people’s work. I think that this is always the case with any line of work, arts or otherwise. Writing without reading other’s works could be disastrous, however. For instance, Danielle Steel is a good example of human spam.
Her books are everywhere and although a huge success, if you see a book by Danielle Steel you already pretty much know the plot. Another one of her books would not add to her genre.
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Instead of spamming the world and selling too much of your own work, taking the time to write and create one masterpiece that adds to the world is much more productive and profitable to your time as well as other people’s time.