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.
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
… 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
The same loose format applies for when I edit.
In this way, I’m very lucky. But also very cursed. Continue reading
I went to Mexico, and that’s where I’m writing this entry, and where I’m revising the novel.
So far, I’m having a blast.
More on Mexico later.