I was recently speaking with another writer and they asked me how many drafts I usually go through on an average short story. I had to think about that one for a few minutes. I mean, we kept talking...there wasn't a five minute gap of awkward silence. I told him I'd have to get back… Continue reading How Many Drafts?
I thought about starting this post by stating that I wanted to write a post about staying motivated, but I didn't feel like it. That's it, short and sweet and arguably humorous. But then I realized that it wouldn't be motivating and probably not as funny as I thought, so here we go... If you're… Continue reading Stay Motivated
I'm always inspired by people that have a way with words. Carlin was, in my opinion, one of the best wordsmiths, especially in his later years. Books aside, his stand-up routines were amazing to watch. He had a talent for wordplay and for pointing out the insanity that comes with modern life and being human.… Continue reading Influences – George Carlin
The topic for episode 26 is "Uncertainty". We all deal with it, but it can be overcome. It's available at iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, and PodBean. If you enjoy what you hear, please leave a comment on whatever platform you download from and feel free to drop me a line via the contact form. RB
Here's a question for you: Have you ever read a story or watched a movie or show on television and thought to yourself, "I can write a better story than that"? For me, it happens more often with television and movies than it does with short stories or novels. Too many shortcuts and bad narrative… Continue reading Doing it Better
Why do so many artists feel like art is a competition? They dismiss the work of other artists, some even going so far as to sabotage or undermine them. I don't get this mentality. What's the point? Do they lift themselves up by putting others down? It's not like it's going to make their own… Continue reading Competition and Rivalry
Oftentimes, we're told we need to follow the rules when it comes to art, but where's the fun in that? Join me as I discuss the necessity of following the rules and when you should break them. The podcast is available at iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, and PodBean. I also post it on my YouTube channel. If… Continue reading The Prometheus Project Podcast, Ep 25, is Available!
I was reading a post on Reddit the other day where a writer was asking how to get inspired. Their complaint was that they weren't coming up with any good ideas and felt like they were in a slump. "How can I find my muse," they asked. I used to think this way. I felt… Continue reading Is a Muse Necessary?
Do you ever feel like being creative is like making magic? It feels that way to me, especially when I’ve written something that I feel is fantastic. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy with the majority of the stories I write (they’re never perfect, but close enough). It’s just that every so often I write… Continue reading Making Magic
I’ve been writing, drawing, and playing musical instruments since I was a kid. It’s just something I’ve done. I never thought much about the why, other than I had a need to be creative. It’s simply something I do. But recently someone asked me where my creativity came from. Were my mother for father creative?… Continue reading Where Does Your Creativity Come From?