12 Must Read Books for Aspiring Creatives & Game Changers

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12 Must Reads for Creative Game Changers

inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity

By Tina Seelig

Become one with your creative side, even if you are convinced that you do not have one.


The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future

By Chris Guillebeau

Learn how to turn your hobbies, no matter what they may be, into your dream career.



A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers: Strategies and Process

By Barbara Fine Clouse

Crafted specifically for students, these strategies will help you to master all stages of the writing process.



Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons for Making It Work

By Tim Gunn

Alongside juicy fashion stories, you’ll find 18 principles that this fashion consultant lives by and thinks you should follow, too.



Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality

By Scott Belsky

The founder of Behance shares his observations on what works and what doesn’t when it comes to launching creative projects.



Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

By Simon Sinek

Discover the recipe behind great leadership and what sets successful leaders apart from the rest of the community.



The Twitter Job Search Guide: Find a Job and Advance Your Career in Just 15 Minutes a Day

By Susan Britton Whitcomb, Chandlee Bryan, and Deb Dib

Learn how to enhance your social media presence and make valuable connections that could dramatically advance your career.



Freedom Is Blogging in Your Underwear

By Hugh MacLeod

In his ode to blogging, MacLeod discusses his predictions for the workforce in relation to trends in social media.



The Profitable Artist: A Handbook for All Artists in the Performing, Literary, and Visual Arts

By Artspire

Equipped with interviews and case-studies, this book will teach you how to tackle conflicts that span across all of these fields and help you develop your artistic career.



Save the Assistants: A Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the Workplace

By Lilit Marcus

Learn how to survive the stressful and relentless workplace as an assistant at the bottom of the food chain, and even make the most of it.



The Work Revolution: Freedom and Excellence for All

By Julie Clow

Join the movement in revamping traditional office spaces to be more collaborative, inspiring, and free.



Life After College: The Complete Guide to Getting What You Want

By Jenny Blake

Full of tips, exercises, and inspirational quotes, this book is the perfect guide in adapting to life after college and making your mark in society.



Have you read any of these amazing books? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

Additional NY Creative Interns recommended reading is also available.

About the Author

Olivia Ramirez graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2011 with a degree in Communications (Media Studies & Production) and Creative Writing. She currently works as an editorial intern at New York International.

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