This short and nice book for me is a source of motivation. It gives you kind of freedom to remix and imitate (with valid point that we can't really copy anything if we try to imitate).
Some of the points in the book I have already learned the hard way so it makes me really interested in the rest of chapters. For example yet another time I see the advice to learn music/play on something and keep a diary of some sort. Those ones may be mine immediate takeaways.
The Book is really short and fun to read (I have finished it in an hour or two)
Image from: http://austinkleon.com/2011/03/30/how-to-steal-like-an-artist-and-9-other-things-nobody-told-me/