Real Artists Don’t Starve

Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age

This week’s book summary is Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins.


Contrary to popular belief, many of the famous artists of the past (like Michelangelo) were not “dirt poor” but were very wealthy thanks to their art endeavors! Goins dispels the myth of the starving artist and then masterfully explains twelve principles that are required to develop a successful enterprise as an artist. I have briefly summarized these principles below.