Artists are a community. Some artists are a community within a community. For example, the theater industry has communities of actors, painters, model makers, dancers, pit musicians, directors, set designers, sound techs, producers, costume designers, lighting techs, and many more. And in such communities, most […]
Art reaches its greatest peak when devoid of self-consciousness. Freedom discovers man
the moment he loses concern over what impression he is making or about to make.
— Bruce Lee, Chinese-American martial artist, actor and teacher
If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends) “Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?”
Chances are you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death.
— Steven Pressfield, American screenwriter, novelist and author of The War […]
No doubt you’ve heard the oft-repeated cliché of how the path to success can only be found through rising with the sun. Or a variation thereof.
Well, I’ve never believed this to be true, and there’s ample evidence to show that plenty of successful people have […]
I know we’re only 2 weeks in, but I can definitely say without a doubt, it’s going to be a very interesting summer. So interesting in fact, my plate spinning skills are going to be Ed Sullivan Show-worthy by Labor Day weekend. Allow me to […]
Writing’s a lot like cooking. Sometimes the cake won’t rise, no matter what you do…
Now and again the cake tastes better than you ever could’ve dreamed.
— Neil Gaiman, English author, playwright, screenwriter and graphic novelist
I’ve seen a lot of declarations about not making any New Year’s resolutions in 2017. I don’t know if it’s a trend or people were just fed up with the horribleness of 2016, they can’t imagine it being any worse, but don’t want to tempt […]
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world.
— Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist and humanitarian
These days, you see plenty of blog posts, magazine articles, and Medium rants about the frenetic world we live in, how to obtain work/life balance, and the dangers of our lives turning into a new version of Fight Club. But while we worry about being […]
I recently had a conversation with a fellow freelancer/entrepreneur and something about our interaction left me a bit … ruffled. Not upset. Not angry. Just … ruffled.
You see, I consider myself a creative professional. I use my creative talents as a writer, editor and devourer […]