No need to paraphrase or editorialize. Just read the whole thing, will ya? Lots of good advice that I wish I had gotten years ago.
Actually there is one nice tidbit that I got from the Lifehacker article that led me to the above link:
"It's not a new idea—you've very likely heard the phrase "Good artists borrow, great artists steal." It's commonly attributed to Pablo Picasso, or T.S. Eliot, though it likely originated with neither. Kleon illustrates his point in the cartoon above, and has this to say on the subject:
'Here's what artists understand. It's the a three-word sentence that fills me with hope every time I read it:
Nothing is original.
It says it right there in the Bible. Ecclesiastes:
"That which has been is what will be, That which is done is what will be done, And there is nothing new under the sun."
Every new idea is just a mashup or a remix of previous ideas.'
Wow, from the bible. Who knew.