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Creative Strength Training by Jane Dunnewold

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Writing Your Artist Story

CROSS-TRAINING EXERCISE

What to Gather

favorite writing implement

something to write on (journal or loose paper)

The writing you’re embarking upon serves as fodder for the above documents. But more importantly, it’s the writing from which you’ll glean the fascinating parts of your development as an artist, in order to weave the story you’ll tell when someone asks about your work. Why should you care about being able to speak at a moment’s invite about yourself? Because articulating your story is inextricably meshed with feeling good about yourself and the artwork you produce. It’s another aspect of strength training!

You may already have written an artist’s statement or a bio (biography) or even a résumé. Many artists ...

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