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
I've been writing long enough to remember how it was when I had to write a cover letter, print up a copy of my manuscript, stuff it all in an envelope, then apply postage, mail, and wait. And wait. And wait to hear back from a magazine or publisher. I've also worked on the other… Continue reading Lost in the Shuffle
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?
When I was in college (or university, depending on your location), I minored in Humanities. Mostly because I love art, but also because I had the opportunity to take a couple of classes with a great associate professor. He was one of those teachers who didn't just go through the same motions class after class.… Continue reading Fear of The Other
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?
I often find myself slightly overwhelmed by creative projects. I know, nice problem to have, right? But no I'm not complaining. Just trying trying to figure out my balancing act. Unfortunately, my creativity doesn't necessarily pay the bills, so I have to work a full-time desk job. That means I have to schedule time to… Continue reading Juggling Projects
I'm not a fan of drama. I'm one of those people who like things to remain calm, reasonable, stable. This is one of the reasons I tend to keep to myself in the workplace. Oh, I socialize a bit, but I've found that the more people I interact with at work, the more drama I… Continue reading Unnecessary Drama