Kill the plot-driven story with fire.
A plot-driven story sucks. It is not a story but a sequence of events. It is a terrible thing that will make you claw your hair out trying to make all the details fit while retaining reader interest. Continue reading
Back when I thought this would actually work.
So here’s the post where I denounce nearly everything I ever concluded about what it means to write efficiently and effectively. Continue reading
Sometimes the best epiphanies come when you’re immersed in day-to-day activities. Here are the four lessons about creativity I learned from cooking.
1. Go for the low hanging fruit when you’re running dry.
On the lamb.
It happens to the best of us, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do something about the drought. The best way to get back on the creative track is to start with something that doesn’t require a lot of accommodation on your part. Think Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Think food. You eat it every day. You have your meals without fail. It’s a ritual that doesn’t make you think twice. So if you’ve lost your will to be hands-on with your usual medium, get creative with something you literally can’t ignore, and work your way up from the plate to the canvas. Continue reading
Cat coma and badger bothers.
… is FUN with a capital F.
I’ve been creating things for myself for almost two months now, and I’ve never felt more content. Continue reading
I’m not gonna lie: the way I write is unrelatable and downright weird. I need cinematic stimulus when I write, concentrate best when I’m listening to music, and enjoy writing in a moving vehicle.
The same loose format applies for when I edit.
In this way, I’m very lucky. But also very cursed. Continue reading