So much time gets wasted sitting and staring and trying to think of good ideas. So much frowning. Just think of all the poor chairs enduring their writer’s asses right now all across the world. The stereotypical writer sits hunched forward, mulling over his story. “What shall be the next brilliant line?” he asks. “What… Continue reading Nonstop Good Ideas
I’m a recovering project-aholic. I take on more tasks than I can finish. There are a lot of factors to this. Here’s one of the big ones: Being busy is an excuse for not finishing what I’m working on. Maybe you can relate. When the going gets tough, part of me seeks out the path… Continue reading What stops you from finishing what you start?
“Ah, there’s too much garbage out there.” “So much bad writing! Art these days just doesn’t make any sense.” “That looks like something I could do.” When I hear people say these sorts of things, I can feel that they believe what they’re saying. And I know that they are creatively constipated. How do I… Continue reading Why the World Needs More Schlock, Not Less
We are all much more alike than we realize. We have the same basic range of human experience, we have the same kinds of wants and fears. Yes, everyone has a different spectrum where they spend their energy and time, but we are all equally capable of the same feelings and emotions. We want and… Continue reading Indulgence is Your Guru: Write to Free the Animal
Mere Enthusiasm is the All in All! William Blake It’s only natural to feel unenthusiastic sometimes. Feelings often have something to show us, so it is important to notice what you are experiencing and to allow yourself to hear the wisdom on the other side of the emotion. When you don’t feel like writing, when… Continue reading A Trait to Embody: Enthusiasm [Applied Freewriting]