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Publisher's Summary

This book is duct tape for the mouth of every artist's inner critic. Silencing that stifling voice once and for all, this salve for creatives introduces 10 truths they must face in order to defeat self-doubt. Each encouraging chapter deconstructs a pivotal moment on the path to success - fear of the blank page, the dangers of jealousy, sharing work with others - and explains how to navigate roadblock.

Packed with helpful anecdotes, thoughts from successful creatives, and practical exercises gleaned from Danielle Krysa's years of working with professional and aspiring artists, this audiobook arms listeners with the most essential tool for their toolbox: the confidence they need to get down to business and make good work.

©2016 Danielle Krysa (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Creative people beset by self doubt are fortunate to have feisty author-narrator Danielle Krysa help transform an unwelcome inner critic to their very own inner cheerleader! Krysa tackles the obstacles that artists of all mediums encounter after the endearing confidence and enthusiasm of creating art in childhood disappears with maturity. She's quick to point out that the inner critic is NOT the same as constructive criticism which can be helpful and greatly aid the creative process. Simple exercises are introduced to help listeners become their own cheerleaders when self criticism or a creative block strikes. Krysa adds depth when she interviews professional artists who also admit to self doubt. Everyone can hear themselves in these anecdotes. Krysa's infectious humor and clever word choices add to the listening pleasure along with her final admonition that by not trying to overcome internal criticism, the critic wins." (AudioFile Magazine)

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  • Susie
  • Santa Cruz, CA, United States
  • 10-26-16

Kick Your Inner Critic to the Curb

This audiobook is funny, full of lots of good advice to get your creative juices flowing, and an excellent means of procrastinating when it's time to be creative.

Who are you creative for? Do we create for an audience or ourselves? Danielle Krysa gives the tools, prompts and advice to get us out there and create for the sake of doing it. Stuck in a rut? Make a macaroni collage-- just get to it.

She gives your inner critic a swift kick in the pants while encouraging you to get on with it. I loved the interviews with working artists that let me know that EVERYONE has doubts about their abilities and can find an excuse to not create.

"Your Inner Critic Is a Big Fat Jerk" is genuinely helpful and is well and sincerely read by the author.

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Only one downside. . .

This book, for me, needs visuals. It's the kind of book I would refer back to for ideas. I will listen to it again, though. Thank you for the free trial!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Excellent, quick, encouraging

Loved the length, i could listen again and still get information out of it. Loved her voice, just very good narration. And lots of truth in the book itself.

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Must read for every experienced or new artist

Well performed and written with many inspiring examples. We all need perspective on our lives whether in a creative field or not. This book was also great encouragement for me not to second guess being an artist even though I had to pick my pencil back up again. Thank you Danielle.

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  • Lena
  • Pleasanton, California United States
  • 07-09-17

Truly great for creative people!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I LOVED this book. I would & have recommended this book to my artist friends. Great tips and advice about how to deal with the negative stuff that your brain tells you when you're trying to create!

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It really made me feel like I am not alone in my crazy artist's world! It was funny and well written and read. I loved all the advice and tips about how to deal with your inner critic that drives us artists crazy!! It was like having a mentor right there that has gone through it all too.

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I'm going to read it again to make sure it sinks into my brain. Useful stuff!

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Wonderful wonderful!!!

I plan to listen to this book over & over, I'm very grateful to have found it & listening to it read by the author was a double treat!!!

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Great book to help boost action and creativity

Well-written-helpful-will read again! Highly recommend for content and enjoyment. Narrator was clear and pleasant to listen to.

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  • Kristina
  • 06-03-17

Absolutely fantastic

Honestly this book is fantastic . As s creative myself it's like she speaks my mind and what is constantly buzzing around up there ! Reading it and now listening to it has allowed me to take control of my inner critic , my creative journey and also my professional development. Strongly recommended for anyone struggling with creative doubt ! And I would say to actually buy the book too and have those post-it's ready 🙂

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  • Lucy A.
  • 11-23-16

Really useful and light heart

Easy to listen to, with great tips. Want to listen to her other book now

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-17-17

I wish it was longer!....

I listen to your podcast Art for your Ear and I was so excited to learn about the audio version of this book. I'm a nomadic artist, I travel light and there's unfortunately no room in my backpack for a paperback.

Thank you Danielle for yet more valuable content, reassurance and inspiration. As an artist who travels full time I have many challenges and your content really really helps me! I've listened to it twice and I always pick up on new tips and tricks.

100% recommend this to everyone! We are all creative in some way or another, a resource like this is golden!!