I read the book, Steal Like An Artist, by Austin Kleon several months ago as a textbook for an advanced graphic design class. This little book is a gem, filled with wonderful advice and practical exercises to increase creativity. The subtitle of the book is, "10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative." I highly recommend this book to all artists, writers, musicians, designers...or to anyone who wants to be more creative!
This is a great quote from the book: