This time of year is filled to the brim with celebration and ritual. There are holiday parties, special foods, and time spent with family. The holidays evoke feelsings of nostalgia, joy, and (for many, a huge amount of) anxiety. True. But how does that help with writing? The holidays provide rich sensory experiences and extreme
Category: Creative Process
Ceramic artists work with clay. Painters use oils. And writers use words. the really difficult part of creating art is creating it
When I write ‘art vs commerce’, I suspect you have already taken a side. via GIPHY Nicholas Nickleby. Dir. Douglas McGrath. Perf. Nathan Lane and Barry Humphries. United Artists. 2002.
I like to believe we have all been there. The book doldrums, where everything you write feels stale and boring and just plain bad. I’m in them now and let me tell you it is not a fun place to be. In my experience, if it is boring for you to write, then you better forget
The origin story of the phrase “the hero’s journey” comes from Joseph Campbell’s work and his book “A Hero with a Thousand Faces”. Campbell took a look at myths and stories across many different cultures and throughout history for similarities. It brings forward questions like: What makes a story a story? and What makes stories so
Where I try to pin down what exactly everyone means by “story”.
Whenever you start out to learn an art, skill or craft you are drawn to seek out advice from those more experienced.
I finally got around to watching Mad Max: Fury Road, which put before me the most compelling fantasy world I have seen on film in a long, long time.